Title: Does the selling of a patented invention mean an 'act of exploitation' according to the French patent law?

Authors: Therese Lepeudry-Gautherat, Gerard Bloch

Addresses: France. ' France

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.026029

International Journal of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.135 - 141

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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