Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:57 AM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:37 AM
BTW many universities have an office that deals with these questions and they know exactly the details of patenting issues and laws.
Edited by hobglobin, 08 September 2012 - 06:37 AM.
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:30 AM
You have a tab for patent family status (the above example is not the best). You can check what is the patent status and in which countries you can go around it ; I know of companies that have branches in Singapur and Bangladesh just because they can use technology that is patented in US and EU. And I do not know how strict they are about patenting ideas. I mean the method I was working in a company to develop was already patented under a simple way that worked but they have patented the future directions of method development they had in mind aka what I was developing was already covered by the patent.