Monday, May 30, 2016

That’s Absolutely It

This is it folks.

The federal patent laws do not create any affirmative right to make, use, or sell anything. As the Supreme Court has stated, “the franchise which the patent grants, consists altogether in the right to exclude every one from making, using, or vending the thing patented, without the permission of the patentee. This is all that he obtains by the patent.”

Leatherman Tool Group v. Cooper Indus., 131 F.3d 1011, 1015 (Fed. Cir. 1997)

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