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  • Felix Mao

Curbing the Patent Application Overflow in the US - A Basic Policy Proposal

Updated: Feb 15

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is facing an overflow of applications. Scholars in the field of innovation have already put forth a plethora of suggestions to improve a patent system that they perceive to be broken. Building on an idea by Risch (2010) and drawing from the literature on cognitive bias, this proposal suggests obliging patent filing parties to hand in a business plan capable of convincing a person skilled in the art of the innovation’s commercial viability.

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