Other Intellectual Property

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Other Intellectual Property 1.) PATENTS – a grant from the government that gives an inventor exclusive right to make, use and sell the invention for 20 years a. The invention or discovery has to be genuine, novel, useful and not obvious in light of technology of the time. b. Can patent a process, machine, item of manufacture and composition of matter c. Infringement occurs if someone else makes uses or sells the invention without permission of the patent holder d. Cannot patent printed matter, natural substances, ideas & scientigic principles e. U.S. patent is only valid in the United States f. No common law patents, must file with the U.S. Government. 2.) COPYRIGHTS – Provides protection of artistic, literary, musical, dramatic & audiovisual creations as incorporated in such things as books, records, motion a. Rights of copyright holder – exclusive right to: i. Reproduce ii. Create variations of iii. Distribute publicly iv. Perform publicly v. Display the creative works publicly
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b. Right can last for the life of the creator – 50 years
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2008 for the course MGMT 246 taught by Professor Apke during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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