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Will patent applicants be required to explain the materiality of submitted prior art before the end of 2009?






Predicted: 1.54%

Actual: 0.00%

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January 01, 2010 @ 06:34pm PST

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wstritt   •   Tue Jan 26 2010 at 07:49pm PST

Any chance of a cash out?

wstritt   •   Sat Jan 09 2010 at 11:23am PST

This summary of 2009 intellectual property developments published by law firm KatttenMuchinRosenman LLP appears to be reasonably detailed and has no suggestion that the answer to this question is “Yes”.

In particular, under the sections “Previous Proposed Rules”, “Other PTO Initiatives”, “Duty to Disclose Information from Related Applicants”, and “Patent Law Reform” in the second half of the document make no mention of new rules requiring explanations of materiality.

wstritt   •   Wed Jan 06 2010 at 03:37pm PST

I can find no source that would suggest that the answer to the question posed by this market is “yes”. Further Sections 3 and 4 of this blog would imply that the answer is “No” and that this stock should cash out at 0.

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