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Boliven landscape sample report: Vaccines - Pandemic Influenza (H1N1 & H5N1) patenting trends.
"Emerging Patent Thickets and Standards in the Medical Devices and Telehealth Space" [Download CambridgeIP_Patent Thickets and Standards_Medical Devices_Final] (report from Boliven's parent company, CambridgeIP). A description of patent thickets from the report is excerpted below:
Patent thickets are technology areas that are densely populated by patents referring to a similar technology domain. In such cases, patents may have overlapping patent claims that make it difficult for companies to determine whether and with whom they are in conflict, or whom they should approach for a licence. Hence, patent thickets may stifle innovation by increasing the fear of infringement and risk of litigation (Shapiro, 2000). Frequently, a perception of a patent thicket may be a factor in inducing key industry participants to cross-license large portfolios of patents.
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