Five Patent Points to Consider for Your Job Shop

Even shops without a product line should keep these points in mind regarding patents and intellectual property protection.


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This article highlights a few reasons why owners and managers of job or contract shops—companies that often don’t have their own product lines—should be mindful of patents. The registered patent attorney who provided the information in that article says it is important for shops to:

  • Think processes, not just products.
  • Clarify employee assignments.
  • Know what a patent grants and doesn’t grant.
  • Know when you might be liable for patent infringement.
  • Think early when thinking about a patent.