81 J. Pat & Trademark Off. Soc'y 11 (1999)
The Use of Delaying Tactics to Obtain Submarine Patents and Amend around A Patent That a Competitor Has Designed around

handle is hein.journals/jpatos81 and id is 25 raw text is: The use of Delaying Tactics to Obtain
Submarine Patents and Amend
Around A Patent that A Competitor
has Designed Around
Steve Blount*
I.  INTRODUCTION  .....................................................................  12
II. DESIGNING  AROUND   PATENTS  .................................................. 12
III. SUBMARINE PATENTS
A .  Introduction  .....................................................................  13
B. Are Submarine Patents Really a Problem? ................... 14
C. The Layout of a Submarine Patent ................................ 15
IV. CASE LAW INTERPRETING UNDUE DELAY IN PATENT PROSECU-
TION   ......................................................................................  17
V. THE LATE COMMANDER JEROME LEMELSON ............................ 19
A .  Lemelson  v. Ford  ........................................................... 20
VI. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER GILBERT HYATT ............................. 24
VII. SOLUTIONS TO THE SUBMARINE PATENT PROBLEM
A. The Doctrine of Late Claiming ..................................... 27
B. Requiring Publication of Pending Applications ............. 28
VIII. AMENDING    AROUND    A  PATENT THAT HAS BEEN        DESIGNED
A ROUN D  ................................................................................ 29
IX .  C ON CLU SION  ............................................................................. 31
* B.S. UCLA, B.S.M.E California State University Northridge, M.S.M.E. California State Uni-
versity Northridge, J.D. Cleveland State University.

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