Ch. 20 - Intellectual Property, 83-Trademarks, 86-Copyrights; Q 1, 2, and 3.docx

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only one who may make, use, or sell the invention. Others may do so only with the authorization of the patent holder. Such authorization is usually given through a patent license agreement (Tysver 2015). 2) White, an electrical engineer, goes to work for the ABC Company to design automation circuitry. No patent agreement is required of him. Using company time and facilities, he develops a new product and makes application for the patent on it. If he obtains a patent, what rights, if any, will the ABC Company have in the product? Since the work was done partly on company time, using company facilities, ABC Company has at least shop rights, an implied license under which a firm may use a patented invention, available in the invention. To claim exclusive assignment of the patent, the ABC Company must prove that part of White's job was to invent products for the company. If the product is a reasonable extension of White's job, the company may be able to establish its right to be assigned the patent. 3) In question 2, assume that White had signed an agreement to assign patent rights to the ABC Company but had developed the product at home, using only his time and facilities. What rights, if any, will ABC Company have in the
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