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A. Patent rights that can be enforced are national rights, not international rights. This is just the way it is. One day, there may... view
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A. No, clear and comprehensible drawings (that enable one of ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention without undue ex... view
A. Yes, it can make sense if the German market is important to you. Yes, the laws are different and the rules of examination also di... view
posted Monday 22 of August 2011 by Gary
A. It depends on whether there is a copying and, if so, whether the copying is a fair use. Directly attaching clipped out portions of the copyrighted work is not copying, thus doing so is generally not considered a copyright violation.
However, if a photograph or some other copy is made of the collage, then the question is whether this photograph is a fair use of the original works. If the collage is put on public display, it may constitute a violation of the exclusive right of the copyright owners in the individual collage works to publicly display their works.
True, we have discussed an exception which states that the owner of a copy may publicly display that copy without the permission of the copyright owner. However, this exception only applies to authorized copies. Taking a photograph of a copyrighted work without the copyright owner's permission constitutes unauthorized copying.
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Dr Patentsteins' Tips
|When you think you might have an invention with sales potential, immediately discuss the idea with a registered patent practitioner|
|Ensure you sketch all significant elements of your invention on paper, writing as much detail and comments regarding its' operation|
|After creating any descriptions or sketching your invention, ensure a witness (or even two) sign the paper to support your claim|
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|Recombinant nitrogen fixing microorganism and uses thereof|
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|Rescue locator signal|
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