Patent Myths

Below are our Patent Myth questions. Please click on the text to find the answer.

Owning a patent gives a right to exploit the invention


In fact, a patent, like other intellectual property rights, only gives its owner a right to exclude others from using the invention. Despite owning a patent, the "patentee" may infringe someone else's patent by exploiting his or her invention and, if so, would need to obtain a licence.