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Are Technology Suppliers Also Inventors And Do They Have A Right To Any Patented Technology That They Have Contributed To?

One of our clients just had this situation: upon drafting a patent application we have found out that the corresponding invention disclosure is not enabling. It turned out that the technical details for implementing an important part of the invention are with an independent supplier that contributed a central component of the invention.

What does that mean?

Businesses often collaborate with outside experts. These experts can become inventors. Many business owners think that because they have hired and paid someone to assist in developing a product, they ... [read more]