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Unformatted text preview: • Bought out other patents to widen their range. • Published work to build up their scientific status. (published what was in the patent) • Brought their work to the U.S. where they thought they had a better chance of winning a intellectual property trial against their competitors. 2 arguments: • Was the patent novel and different? • Schlumberger says it is novel but it’s not different with respect to what Halliburton is doing because he is infringing on Schlumberger’s patent. • Halliburton argued it is not novel and that it is different. 1. Secret Atomic Patents: a. Ideas on atomic weapons are born-classified. i. E.g. if you write a paper with new ideas about it then you may find that it has been classified and you can never access you paper again. b. Use of the coercive power of the government....
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- Fall '09
- National Science Foundation, De facto, NSF, Schlumberger, Hallibur ton