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The practical accomplishment of novelty in the UK patent system

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Novelty is a widespread notion that has not been given commensurate critical attention. This research is an ethnographically-inclined exploration of practices surrounding the accomplishment of novelty in an institution for which novelty is a central notion: the patent system of the United Kingdom. The research is based on interviews with patent examiners at the UK patent office, interviews with patent attorneys at various legal firms, and documentary analysis of legislation and numerous legal...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:6739

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