BLCh7 - Ch7 35) Which of the following would not be a...

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Ch7 35) Which of the following would not be a misappropriation of a trade secret? A) Paying an engineer who is working at a competitor to disclose the trade secret to you. B) Buying the competitor's product, then tearing it apart and analyzing it in your laboratory to reveal the trade secret. C) Hiring a spy to break into a competitor's offices to acquire the secret. D) Asking one of your current engineers to disclose a trade secret of her former employer, which she then does. 36) Which of the following is true about misappropriation of trade secrets? A) Although it is not necessary that the trade secret be patented, the secret must be such that it could be patented. B) Trade secrets are protected regardless of the actions of the trade secret owner. C) The plaintiff can recover only if the defendant acquired the secret through illegal means. D) Injunctions are generally not available to protect trade secrets. 37) Which of the following is true about misappropriation of trade secrets? A) A valid patent is required in order to recover. B) A valid trademark is required in order to recover. C) Both a valid trademark and valid patent are required in order to recover. D) Neither a valid trademark nor a valid patent is required in order to recover. 38) What federal legal protection is there with respect to trade secrets? A) Trade secrets are protected under the federal patent laws. B) Trade secrets are protected under the federal copyright laws. C) Trade secrets are protected under the Trade Secret Protection Act of 1952. D) Trade secrets are protected under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. E) Trade secrets receive no federal statutory protection. 39) All but which one of the following could be patented? A) a design for an article of manufacture B) an asexually reproduced plant C) living material invented by a person D) a composition of matter E) an abstraction or scientific principle 40) The "one-year 'on sale' doctrine" is also known as: A) the Mickey Mouse doctrine B) the Maxxum doctrine C) the Berne doctrine D) the public use doctrine E) the prior use doctrine 41) In the case in the text where a patent holder sought enforcement of its patent for a machine to make waffle-cut French fries, the court ruled which of the following? A) The inventor had stolen a trade secret and used that information in his invention. B) The patent failed to meet the "nonobvious" requirement. C) The patent failed to meet the requirement of being useful. D) The patent was valid. E) The patent had originally been valid, but had expired by the time of the events alleged in the lawsuit. 122
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42) A doctrine that says a patent may not be granted if the invention was used by the public for more than a certain period of time prior to the filing of the patent application is known as: A) the public service doctrine B) the public use doctrine C) the unfair doctrine D) the bar to patents doctrine E) None of these are correct. 43) Under current law, the statutory period for patent protection begins to run at the time that:
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BLCh7 - Ch7 35) Which of the following would not be a...

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