The Concept of Novel Compositions of Matter: A Theoretical Analysis
University Director of Research, St Matthews University School of Medicine, The Dirac Foundation, Oxford shire UK and Quantal Semantics Inc., North Carolina, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Barry Robson
niversity Director of Research
St Matthews University School of Medicine
The Dirac Foundation
Oxford shire UK and Quantal Semantics Inc
North Carolina, USA
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received Date: June 26, 2013; Accepted Date: November 11, 2013; Published Date: November 15, 2013
Citation: Robson B (2013) The Concept of Novel Compositions of Matter: A Theoretical Analysis. Intel Prop Rights 1:108. doi:10.4172/2375-4516.1000108
Copyright: © 2013 Robson B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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