Patent Myths Corrected – Part Two

By Audrey A. Millemann

Last week’s column was the first of two columns discussing some of the most common misconceptions or myths about patents.  Here is the second part, starting with number five on my list.

5. A Patent Does Not Give the Patent Owner the Right to Practice the Invention.Inventors and patent owners often assume that a patent gives them rights to practice the patented invention, i.e., freedom from infringement. 

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