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Bill Richards
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Re: Confidentiality agreements and patents
« Reply #15 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 8:41am »
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Didn't Lemelson (his heirs) ultimately get tripped up by what the court called prosecution laches?
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« Reply #16 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 9:33am »
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Yes, "Lemelson ultimately get tripped up by what the court called prosecution laches?"  Some Lemelson cases dragged on for several decades after the original application was filed.  But since most patents expire 20 years from the priority application date, prosecution laches is unlikely to be relevant in many cases.
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 3:54pm »
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on Sep 8th, 2007, 9:33am, Wiscagent wrote:
Some Lemelson cases dragged on for several decades after the original application was filed.

 
As I recall and I am not mistaken, it was around 45 years.
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