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Forum topic by hootr posted 12-27-2009 10:55 AM 948 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2009 10:55 AM

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Okay, dumb question.
What is the difference between a patent and a product license in the U.S.A.

-- Ron, Missouri

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 05:08 PM

Just a guess, but wouldn’t a license be issued by the patent holder to allow you to make the patented item?

-- Gerry,

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 06:47 PM

i don’t know either gerry but i’m bettin the ljs come thru

-- Ron, Missouri

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 03:36 PM

Ger 21 is correct. patent means only you can make it legally. you get 10 yrs. on a patent. license is buying the right to make it. there is a bunk bed company that sells the right to use their name & 800 number. they give you a few plans and a business model & the 1-800-bunk-bed phone number. cost was $1200 i think

-- Keep Your Stick On The Ice

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#4 posted 12-30-2009 12:56 AM

thanks bill
that kinda cleared it up for me

-- Ron, Missouri

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