December 01, 2019 Feature

Who Owns That Patent? Do Your Interactions with Others Jeopardize Your Patent Ownership?

Rebecca M. McNeill and Hilary Dorr Lang

©2019. Published in Landslide, Vol. 12, No. 2, November/December 2019, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

Patent rights form the backbone of many companies’ business plans, and yet companies often do not adequately consider the risks to their patent estate when they interact with third parties. This article will discuss how third-party interactions can jeopardize a company’s exclusive patent ownership.

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