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First Sale Doctrine: Buyers’ Rights and the Right of First Sale

The first sale doctrine is a legal doctrine that applies to copyrights, patents and trademarks. The doctrine is slightly different for the three types of intellectual properties. But, in general, in each case, the first sale doctrine prevents owners/holders of intellectual property rights from controlling what happens to a physical product or work after it… READ MORE


Does Your Patent Include an Implied License for Other Related Patents?

An express license with respect to a patent is an agreement by the owner of a patent allowing another the right to make, use, or sell the patented invention. Essentially, a license prevents a patent owner from claiming that patent infringement has occurred. Express licenses are generally in written form and tend to be quite… READ MORE

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