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==Countries that grant certain patents without review==
 
==Countries that grant certain patents without review==
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Some countries have special processes to approve patents without reviewing them.  The review only happens if the patent is contested or used in a court case.  So, when the Australian patent office grants a patent on the wheel, it's not because the examiners are stupid, it's because there was no examination.
  
Some countries have [[utility models and innovation patents]], which are a special, separate type of patent which gets approved with little or no review.  The review only happens if the patent is contested or used in a court case.  So, when the Australian patent office grants a patent on the wheel,<ref>http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn965-wheel-patented-in-australia.html</ref> it's not because the examiners are stupid, it's because there was no examination.
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For some countries, it's for all patents, for others it's just for "special" patents such as "innovation patents" in [[Australia]].
  
For a small number of countries, such as [[South Africa]], all patents are like this.
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* [[South Africa]]
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* [[Netherlands]] - previously, but they've abolished those patents
  
 
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