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(Message started by: John O'donnell on Feb 20th, 2006, 3:40pm)

Title: Improvement of sales of existing product
Post by John O'donnell on Feb 20th, 2006, 3:40pm
If I made public something I know that would drastically improve the sales of an existing product, which happens to be an implant procedure that many surgeons can perform and several manufacturers provide, would I be entitled to any of the resulting sales?

Thank in advance.

John O

Title: Re: Improvement of sales of existing product
Post by Isaac on Feb 20th, 2006, 4:23pm
I don't see a way for you to  make any money in the way you describe.

As a related issue, there is an exception in the patent statutes that prevents recovering for infringement based on a surgical technique.

Title: Re: Improvement of sales of existing product
Post by John O'donnell on Feb 20th, 2006, 7:29pm
Thanks Isaac.  I appreciate your reply.



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