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Patents, Innovations and Inventions

1. Explain how patents work. Which legal tests must be satisfied in most countries in order to meet patent requirements?

2. What are the four arguments for pushing for greater levels of networking in innovation? Which one do you find most persuasive and why?

3. The author explained that the idea of a lone inventor pioneering his or her way to market success is something of a myth. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? Give examples of products or ideas that have been successful to justify your point.

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1. Explain how patents work. Which legal tests must be satisfied in most countries in order to meet patient requirements?

A patent for an invention is the grant of property rights to the inventor by the government. It is the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the country in which the patent is filed (Allen, 2015).
U.S. Code ยง 101 states that "whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor..."

Cornell University Law School notes that the five primary requirements for patentability are: (1) patentable subject matter, (2) utility, (3) novelty, (4) non-obviousness, and (5) enablement. These legal assessments are common around the world.

2. What are the four arguments for pushing for greater levels of networking in innovation? Which one do you find most persuasive and why?

According to Mirzadeh and Mahmoudian ...

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