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Comparative and Foreign Law

University of Washington School of Law

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Commentary: International And Comparative Law Perspectives On Internet Patents, Toshiko Takenaka Jan 2001

Commentary: International And Comparative Law Perspectives On Internet Patents, Toshiko Takenaka

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The Internet and e-commerce have created a borderless market. Goods and services sold on the Internet are subject to the patent statutes and regulations of all countries in which customers have access. Because the presence or absence of patent protection—or variations in that protection—hinders the movement of goods and services throughout the Internet, it is necessary to harmonize the protection afforded by Internet patents in their early stages of development. Among the three papers, however, only Professor Chiappetta touched upon the problem of compliance with the provisions in TRIPS. None of the papers paid attention to the feasibility ...