Title: Does the selling of a patented invention mean an 'act of exploitation' according to the French patent law?
Author: Therese Lepeudry-Gautherat, Gerard Bloch
Abstract: Enforcement of some provisions of the French patent law depends on 'exploitation' of the patented invention. The term is ambiguous. It covers use, marketing and manufacture. Thus, the term has to be interpreted before it can be determined whether or not a patent owner is taking a risk in granting a sale licence. The question of exploitation needs to be re-examined in the light of EEC laws and the latest amendments to the French patent law.
Keywords: patents; patent exploitation; patent licensing; EEC patent laws; French patent law; France; Europe; inventions.
Int. J. of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3, No.1/2, pp.135 - 141
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