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October 27, 2016
Celebrating Scientific Success Stories with the Golden Goose Award

October 28, 2016
Semantic Interoperability at Scale

November 5-7, 2016
The Fourth Arab-American Frontiers Symposium

November 16, 2016
Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy

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Innovation Best PracticeA Patent System for the 21st Century  (2004)

August 8, 2015
A question of utility
The Economist
A growing amount of research in recent years, including a 2004 study by America’s National Academy of Sciences, suggests that, with a few exceptions such as medicines, society as a whole might even be better off with no patents than with the mess that is today’s system.

September 12, 2013
GAO Releases Report on Patent Infringement Litigation and its Consequences
A 2003 National Academies report apparently indicated that this type of analysis “could be used to improve patent quality and examination by exposing patterns in the examination of patents that end up ...
August 28, 2013
Some PTO staff said that the types of patents involved in infringement litigation could be linked to PTO's internal data on the patent examination process, and a 2003 National Academies study showed that such analysis could be used to improve patent ...