Duty of candor


Duty of candor

Duty of candor refers to two different concepts in UK law and US law.

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UK Public Law

The Duty of Candour is the concept a public authority should not seek to win the litigation at all costs but to assist the court in reaching the correct result and thereby to improve standards in public administration.[1]

This should be disambiguated from Will Powell's campaign for NHS Managers to have a formal 'Duty of Candour' when dealing with complaints about negligent or poor standards of care in NHS Hospitals.

US patent applications

Duty of Candour also referred to as Rule 56, is basically a "full disclosure" rule for patent applications. This rule, made by the US Patent and Trademark Office, specifically requires that everyone involved with a patent application must disclose all publications that they know of which may adversely affect the patentability of their invention.

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