Feb 21, 2020

Licensing a Patent

Article By Patent Attorney Stephen Bullock
The Federal Circuit, which is the high court for patents, ruled recently that a licensed patent also implies a licensing agreement for continuations of the patent. This is because a continuation includes the underlying patent therein. A continuing or continuation patent application is one in which the applicant wishes to move forward with a different set of claims than those pursued in the original application. The new claims must be wholly supported by the original application. A continuation-in-part patent application is one that includes all of the disclosure of the original patent application, plus some additional information.
If you have questions regarding protecting your intellectual property, contact Patent Attorney Stephen Bullock at 877-354-0809.

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