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George
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Exercise Patents
« on: Nov 17th, 2003, 10:17am »
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Someone told me that if I obtain rights to a patent that I may not be able to use the patent because there may be other patents out there which will be infringed.  I assumed that when you had a patent you had the right to use the patent.  Is this true?
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gary
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Re: Exercise Patents
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17th, 2003, 5:04pm »
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A patent does not give you the right to use it.  A patent permits you to exclude others from using it.  In other words, a patent gives you the right to sue others, not a right to use it yourself.  If another patent prevents you from using your patent, that other patent is called a "blocking patent."
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M. Arthur Auslander
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Re: Exercise Patents
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17th, 2003, 6:54pm »
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The owner of the overriding patent cannot use your patent without infringement.
 
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