Chapter 1. Patent Basics

  1. Chris P. Miller and
  2. Mark J. Evans

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636916.ch1

The Chemist's Companion Guide to Patent Law

The Chemist's Companion Guide to Patent Law

How to Cite

Miller, C. P. and Evans, M. J. (2010) Patent Basics, in The Chemist's Companion Guide to Patent Law, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636916.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471782438

Online ISBN: 9780470636916

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Keywords:

  • property ownership, and patents as property - understanding its limitations;
  • freedom to operate, shield that defends one from charges of infringement;
  • patent assignment and recording

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Patents as Property

  • Patent Rights Are Rights to Exclude

  • Patents Do Not Convey Freedom to Operate the Invention

  • Contrasting Freedom to Operate with Patentability

  • Assignment and Recording of Patents

  • Why Have Patents?