Patent Attys' USPTO Applications Protected By Fair Use

Law360, Dallas (May 22, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Winstead PC attorneys didn’t infringe copyrights for scientific articles owned by publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. and others by making copies of and reviewing the literature for use in patent applications without buying a license, a Texas federal judge held Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn said in a bench ruling that Winstead’s practice of making limited copies of articles owned by Wiley & Sons, the American Institute of Physics, and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. for uses associated with a patent prosecution is protected by...
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