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There are many reasons to keep an accurate and complete record of experiments and designs. Including: 1. Avoid duplication of effort / record new successful or unsuccessful protocols. 2. Defend patents. 3. Act as a basis for technical reports and articles. 4. Establish the authenticity and date of work.
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1. Make in permanent medium. 2. Use consecutive pages. 3. Date entries. 4. Identify subject matter. 5. Include sketches, diagrams, etc. 6. Explain sketches, etc. 7. Photos, drawing, etc., should be identified and permanently attached. 8. Avoid erasures and blank spaces or pages. 9. Don't change entries; make new entry. 10. Periodically have someone look over entries and witness same by applying signature and date. otl.stanford.edu
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A U.S. patent is granted to the inventor who was the first to conceive the inventions. Hence, a properly maintained inventor's laboratory
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Unformatted text preview: notebook is often the first evidence of conception. • Fixing the date of "conception" and "reduction to practice" of an invention. • Avoiding patent infringement litigation. • Determining under what research grant an invention was made. otl.stanford.edu From a legal standpoint, a laboratory entry should be competent to prove certain facts, such as the conception of an idea, the testing of a model, and the results of the test including dates. Failing to prove this criteria:- Fragmentary entries- Vague entries requiring author interpretation- Undated entries- Uncorroborated entries (no witness to which the entry was explained) 1. Title 2. Hypothesis 3. Background / Purpose 4. Experimental Protocol / Design of System 5. Results 6. Analysis 7. Conclusions...
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