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Re: defensive publishing for medical ideas?

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: defensive publishing for medical ideas?
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 17:49:14 -0400
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In article <>,
 John Hasler <> wrote:

> Barry Margolin writes:
> > But that might result in the patent being granted because the examiner
> > didn't check all the obscure journals.  You might still be able to get
> > the patent rejected during a reexamination by referring them to the
> > obscure journal, but that's more work.
> And you might not, and for good reason.  Publication needs to be somewhere
> such that the article is likely to be seen by a diligent practitioner of
> the art.  Otherwise you could protect trade secrets from being
> independently invented and patented by publishing them in a classified ad
> in a local village newspaper in Outer Slobovia.

The previous poster was merely suggesting less restrictive journals, not 
locations totally unrelated to the subject industry.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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