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Revised Patent Question - ordering six more units. Thirteen...

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Revised Patent Question Pearson (P) was hired to repair rail cars for the Metro North Commuter Railroad (D). The job was boring so P decided to spend part of his work days figuring out a better way to install brake tread units on trains. After only two business days, P had developed a device that worked well. Eager to get a job promotion, P proudly handed the device over to his surprised supervisor, and then returned to the work of repairing rail cars. D started using the unit that P had made and sent P’s plans to a company that made similar devices,
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Unformatted text preview: ordering six more units. Thirteen months later, P got into a spat with his supervisor, quit, and filed a patent application for the device. P is not entitled to patent protection because he did not file the application in a timely manner. (a) True (b) False Correct answer : (a) P did not file the patent application within one year of public use of the device and, therefore, is not entitled to patent protection....
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course LEB 323 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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