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Title: "Peer-to-Patent Report"
Author: The Center for Patent Innovations, New York Law School
Publication Date: June 1 2008
Free/Fee: Free Access
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Abstract: There is a crisis in the global patent system. The number of patent applications in the United States alone has doubled in the last 10 years. Examiners in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are struggling under a backlog of more than a million applications, and patent examiners only have about 20 hours to evaluate whether an invention deserves a 20-year grant of monopoly rights that will shape the future of an industry and fundamental research.
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