EFFECTIVE USE OF YOUR PATENT
A patent is only good if the individual using the patent knows how to utilize it to the fullest extent. Many individuals and companies receive patents and never make reference to it in their literature. Some people don't even place the required "patent notice" upon their products as is required under Federal law if you want to receive damages from an infringer (otherwise you only receive damages from the day you give "notice" to the alleged infringer). It is important to establish the ownership of the patent prior to using the patent. Neustel Law Offices has an informative discussion regarding patent ownership you can review to determine who should own your patent rights.
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