Questions to Answer
- Why is the term of protection for patent much shorter than copyright?
- Why do patents need prior examination?
- What is the regulatory structure of patent law? (How does the system work?)
- What is “patentable subject matter” (patent eligibility)?
- What is the exhaustion doctrine?
- What is “the tragedy of anticommons”?
- What are Patent Assertion Entities? Why are they often called patent trolls?
- Are there any important changes to our Patent Act in recent years?
- What is Leahy-Smith America Invents Act? What important changes did it bring?
- Can you name a few recent patent law/policy controversies?