Patent Ownership and Enforcement - Module 4 of 5


Question 1

Who is presumed to be the original owner of a patent issued in 2020?

Question 2

TRUE or FALSE: All patents invented by employees automatically become the property of their employers?

Question 3

Which of the following is NOT a typical reason that a company conducts a patent watch?

Question 4

Assume that Apple received an issued patent on March 1, 2013 and began selling products covered by the patent on the same day. Microsoft began infringing the patent on July 1, 2015. Assume that Apple did not do any patent marking or notify Microsoft of the infringement. Apple sued Microsoft for infringing the patent on September 1, 2019. When does the damages period begin?

Question 5

Question 4. Assume that Apple received an issued patent on March 1, 2013 and began selling products covered by the patent on the same day. Microsoft began infringing the patent on July 1, 2015. Assume that Apple did not do any patent marking or notify Microsoft of the infringement. . Further assume that Apple sent a detailed cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft on August 1, 2018. Apple sued Microsoft for infringing the patent on September 1, 2019. When does the damages period begin?

Question 6

Which type of damages are NOT available in a lawsuit for infringement of a utility patent?

Question 7

TRUE or FALSE: For a non-practicing entity, which owns a patent but does not make or sell any products, the damages clock begins to run only after it files a patent infringement lawsuit.

Question 8

Which of the following is NOT true in an International Trade Commission proceeding for patent infringement?

Question 9

TRUE or FALSE: If a patent is jointly owned by two individuals, both owners must consent and join in any lawsuit.

Question 10

Assume that Samsung requires every customer who purchases a television to sign a contract agreeing not to resell the television. Further assume that Samsung owns several patents that are utilized in that television. Which of the following is correct?