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  •  The use of patented material, please be advised (2+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, congenitalefty

    Those of you intending to procreate must apply to the patent holder of each gene that you are intending to use.

    Patent Infringement:
    Using or manufacturing a patented product without the owner’s permission (by license, waiver, or other contract) can constitute infringement and expose the unauthorized user/manufacturer to liability, even if the infringement was unintentional.

    Direct Infringement:
    Actively engaging in a prohibited use of someone else’s patented property.

    Induced Infringement:
    Actively inducing someone to make prohibited use of someone else’s patented property.

    Contributory Infringement:
    Contributing to the unauthorized use of someone else’s patented property can also constitute infringement under patent law.

    Question of Law:
    A question of law is something which is answered by the judge, not by the jury. While the judge may need to rely on various facts in making her decision, the decision is ultimately hers.

    Question of Fact:
    A question of fact is one which is answered by the finder of fact in a case. In a jury trial, it is the jury’s job to make these determinations. When there is no jury, however, the judge will act as the finder of fact.

    Doctrine of Equivalents:
    The doctrine of equivalents is a legal rule in most of the world's patent systems that allows a court to hold a party liable for patent infringement even though the infringing device or process does not fall within the literal scope of a patent claim, but nevertheless is equivalent to the claimed invention.

    "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

    by LaFeminista on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:51:48 PM PDT

    •  imagine that (0+ / 0-)

      the Monsanto of human beings is on the rise.

      let's just hope our corporate overlords don't slip in a terminator seed that forces death by age 70 to avoid the pesky rising life expectancy that's angering the wealthy elites!

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Thu May 16, 2013 at 11:04:53 PM PDT

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