State of Innovation

Patents and Innovation Economics

Rights Obtained With a Patent

Note that this post is based on free audio CD, titled How to Make Your Patents a WMD- Weapon of Market Domination.  If you want a free copy of the audio CD click here

In order to understand how these companies (see the article The Value of Patents: Case Studies) were able to create patents that were Weapons of Market Domination, you need to understand the legal rights you obtain with a patent.  Under United States law, a patent gives you a right to exclude other from the manufacturing, importing, selling, or using your invention.  Two key points in the previous sentence are the right to exclude.  A patent does not give the right to do any of these things.  The second key point is your patent right is limited to the United States.  If you want patent protection in foreign countries, you will need to file for a patent in those countries.  Read more »

June 2, 2009 Posted by dbhalling | -How to, -Law, Patents | , | 1 Comment