Should anti-patent troll legislation be introduced in the Philippine patent system?

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Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics


Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business


Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Christopher E. Cruz

Defense Panel Chair

Antonio A. Ligon

Defense Panel Member

Zenaida S. Manalo
Arvin A. Jo
Hilario S. Caraan


Patent trolls had come to the public of United States as a serious problem since the increase of frequency for patent lawsuits that private innovative firms are facing and that the magnitude of costs that the private sectors argue would cause a large impact against the countries over all development that is dependent on consistent innovation invested partly by the private sectors. As such, the researcher study consists of identifying the element that constitutes patent trolls as a threat to U.S. private inovation and compare whether the impact can severely deter Philippine development as well through impact against the private innovative firms of the country. The researcher introduces several difference in the Philippine and United States patent and legislation methods that will change the over all impact, patent trolls may contribute locally such as the means of paying legal fees and patentable subject matters as well as an analysis of the documented measured impact patent trolls provide in United States economic system and the comparison of a limited measurable comparison the researcher developed of patent trolls impact on the Philippine innovation system.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

71 leaves ; illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.


Patent assertion entities--Philippines; Patent practice--Philippines

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