The use of spectroscopic data in electronic form for data transfer and storage of electronic records for acceptability in patent cases, is discussed. The US system concentrates on the inventor and the actual date of the invention, leading to a profitable business for the patent lawyers. Civil procedure law both at federal and state level requires information sharing in litigation and makes it obligatory to have to retain records from the start of any case. The US courts have found electronic records to be admissible, and judges will be expected to have all electronic records in order and capable of producing them on demand.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|