Intellectual Property

Research Use of Patented Invention: Infringement or Boon to Innovation?

, The Legal Intelligencer


In 2006, the American Intellectual Property Law Association passed a resolution supporting, in principle, legislation to codify an exemption from patent infringement for uses of a patented invention related to scientific research or experimental inquiries. The resolution explicitly provided that, under the proposed legislation, it would not be considered an act of infringement to make or use a patented invention solely to discern or discover:

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