Posted Nov 4, 2003 19:01 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck
In reply to: patent commons?
Parent article: IP lawyer turns patent foe, gets grant funding
I've read that a patent examiner only gets about 25 working hours, tops, to examine a patent, as they don't have the staffing to handle the volume of patent applications. What this means is that when they check "prior art" they mainly check prior patents.
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