The following discussion begins with a historical analysis that outlines the boundaries and illustrates the basis of Hilmer doctrine. Examples of the effects of Hilmer doctrine are presented as part of that discussion. Next, effects of the application of Hilmer doctrine after an interference are discussed followed by an analysis of the Patent Harmonization Act of 1992.
Leffel, Kevin L.
"Hilmer Doctrine and Patent System Harmonization: What Does a Foreign Inventor Have at Stake?,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 26
, Article 11.
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