n Without Prejudice - Removing purgatory from patent applications : intellectual property

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Anyone who in recent years has filed a patent application in the United States of America (or other countries such as Canada and Japan, that examine the patentability of inventions), would probably express some dissatisfaction about the time taken for a patent to be granted. In fact, some writers have likened the extended delays to time spent in purgatory.

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