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Tom2000
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Info from scientific journal - publishable?
« on: Sep 28th, 2006, 7:41pm »
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Hello,
 
Having read an article in a scientific journal which is now a couple of years old, there is a marketable application within the article.
 
However, the article isn't mine.
 
Can the application be patented?
 
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Re: Info from scientific journal - publishable?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 28th, 2006, 10:43pm »
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A patent is only available to a true inventor, not a copyist.  It is possible that the inventor already applied for a patent.
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Re: Info from scientific journal - publishable?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 29th, 2006, 8:47am »
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Whether it's your idea or not, you can't patent something described in a printed publication more than a year before your filing date.
 
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Re: Info from scientific journal - publishable?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 7th, 2006, 8:04pm »
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it all depends..
 
You can market a business process..  
 
or a product that utilizes certain concepts.. provided it is not obvious.
 
It is generally patentable if the product utilizes an idea in a way it was not originally as intended.
 
For example if you think asphalt can cure cancer.. then damn you can patent that.
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