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Patent Offensive

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The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy invited Google Patent Counsel Laura Sheridan to kick off a new lecture series. She decried the dramatic uptick in low-quality patents over the last 15 years—particularly for software. The problem, she argued, is that presumption of issuance places the burden on the patent office to prove that a patent should not be issued. Sheridan proposed putting the burden on the applicant to clearly define the terms of a claim.


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