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Patent protections, challenges and applications of nanotechnology

Anuar, Herman Shah and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Osman, Wan Nadzri and Mahidin, Norlila (2013) Patent protections, challenges and applications of nanotechnology. Journal of Technology and Operations Management, 8 (2). pp. 17-29. ISSN 1823-514X

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The primary focus of this paper is to highlight the importance of nanotechnology in terms of patents, challenges and applications. The nanotechnology has become a “key value driver” and significant role in the modern economy. The study contains an extensive review of existing literature related to patent issues, challenges and applications of nanotechnology. One of the challenges is when a nano-based product or process been recognized as a viable patented product. Chances for the patented nano-based product to be marketed is comparatively high as compared to non-patented product.It carries the weight as a high quality product, new, has better requirements, and can be very practical to be used. Patenting is a useful tool to protect its inventor, especially in an industry such as nanotechnology that is constantly producing new findings that eventually lead to the generation of commercialized products.Manufacturers of nano-based product often see the process of filing a patent is time consuming, yet once being granted, the effort would be very much worthy.It is timely to consider issues pertaining nano patenting as a main feature among various parties involved for forecasting a better solution for the betterment of mankind.Authorities should grab opportunities related to nanotechnology and treat it as a new source of wealth combined with the protection provided by patent. Suggestions and recommendations are elaborated in details.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nano category, nanotechnology, patent, intellectual property rights
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T201 Patents. Trademarks
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Herman Shah Anuar
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 03:05
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 03:05

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