debunking the science of an erroneous patent.

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amismael

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Statements presented as fact in a patent application are presumed verifiable unless a good reason for doubt is found. [....] And, although thousands of patents are challenged in court for other reasons, no incentive exists for anyone to expend effort debunking the science of an erroneous patent.

I need to understand the above paragraph, and specially these specific clauses: [...]; "other reasons", i.e, what's the reasons mentioned before, so that the writer says "for other reasons"; "the sciences of an erroneous patent. [....]

Can anyone be of help, please?
Thanks in advance...


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  • CasparWeinburger

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    >Statements presented as fact in a patent application are presumed verifiable unless a good reason for doubt is found.

    The law court assumes that the information in the patent is correct. If you have a patent that says your new device can cure cancer and you are a doctor, it is unlikely the judge or the patent officer knows enough about cancer or about medicine to see that your cancer device is bullshit.

    [....] And, although thousands of patents are challenged in court for other reasons,

    Other reasons could be many. Perhaps another doctor has a similar cancer device, and your device looks very similar to his device. So he challenges your device. He says you stole his technology, for example.

    no incentive exists for anyone to expend effort debunking the science of an erroneous patent.

    In other words, why would anyone spend their own time going through all the patents, looking for all the bullshit? Nobody has time to look through all the patents to see if the science is true. There is no money involved, and there is no reward of any kind. That is what is meant by incentive. If we paid a bunch of scientists to look through all the cancer device patents, for example, that money would be an incentive.
     
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