Bensen on How Patent Law Can Alter State Contract Law Rules of Construction for Patent License Agreements (PDF)
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A patent license agreement is a contract and, naturally, the proper construction of a patent license agreement is generally a matter of state law. However, certain principles of federal law respecting patents create exceptions to the rules of construction that would normally obtain. Those exceptions create a trap for the unwary drafter.
Eric E. Bensen is the author of Patent Law Perspectives and coauthor of Patent Licensing Transactions, Milgrim on Licensing and Milgrim on Trade Secrets, four leading intellectual property treatises from Matthew Bender, as well as the author of Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy (LexisNexis), a unique guide to the intellectual property issues that can arise in bankruptcy proceedings, and New York Intellectual Property Law (Matthew Bender), a comprehensive guide to federal and state intellectual property law in New York. He advises clients on complex intellectual property issues and can be reached at email@example.com.
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