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Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement

Marketa Trimble

Abstract

In today's globalized economy, many inventors, investors, and businesses want their inventions to be protected in many, if not most, countries. However, there currently exists no single patent that will protect an invention globally, and despite the attempts in international treaties to simplify patenting, the process remains complicated, lengthy, and expensive. Furthermore, the necessity of enforcing patents in multiple countries exists without any possibility of concentrating in one location any parallel proceedings that concern the same invention and the same parties, thus making the mainte ... More

Keywords: globalized economy, patents, global patent, patent law, patent protection, internationalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199840687
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840687.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marketa Trimble, author
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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