Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On lawyers getting patents

Joe Mullin has a piece titled Some IP Attorneys Look to Make Their Mark as Patent-Holders which includes the text

The possibility of being accused of copying is one reason that lawyers will find it "fraught with peril" to obtain patents on their own inventions, says Stanford Law School professor Mark Lemley. "There's a risk that you're taking what is really client information." Even if that's not happening, there's a risk of being perceived that way, he adds. "If you're copying the description of your invention from somebody else's invention, it suggests you're copying the idea too."


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