Patent Examiners as Moral Gatekeepers

All inventions which come from nature are pious and it is only their commercial
use that makes them immoral to the public order or injurious to the environment. Inventions of all kinds knock at the doors of the patent office to obtain exclusivity for 20 years, millions of such inventive ideas are waiting at the patent office to get a nod to enter the exclusive patent club. Examination of every patent application at the patent offices of nearly all the jurisdictions is subjected to statutory binding national patent laws and non-binding, but persuasive.

DPS Parmar, Special Counsel, LexOrbis, explains the implications of morality in the patent examination process, identifying aspects that will prevent successful grant.