Patenting Graphene: Opportunities and Challenges
Volume 5, Issue 3
Andrew S. Baluch, Nanotechnology Law & Business
Bryan Wilson, Nanotechnology Law & Business
John C. Miller, Arrowhead Research Corporation
Graphene is emerging as a promising material for a variety of applications. Indeed, it might ultimately replace carbon nanotubes as the material of choice for certain nanotech-enabled electronic devices. In this article, patent lawyer Andrew Baluch and his co-authors provide an introduction to graphene, summarize the state of chemical obviousness under U.S. patent law, and explore the patentability issues associated with graphene inventions in light of carbon nanotube prior art.
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