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Engineering How to seek input on a non-patented invention

  1. Aug 7, 2017 #26
    It's important to emphasize that a patent has value only insofar as the inventor or patent owner has the resources to enforce it.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2017 #27

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    Again this depends on the patent, there are law firms that will take your case if it is seen as a valuable patent. They will take on the risk and percentage of the what is won. The podcast When Patents Attack talks about a major law firm that represents the little guy, paid him quite well but make a real killing on infringement lawsuits.

    Other times, an obscure patent may save a company from oppressive royalties by canceling out the effect of a litigious patent i.e. By invalidating one or more of its claims and so the inventor gets support that way.
     
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