Posts Tagged: Nick Mattingly


Prior User Rights: The Uncertainty Will Cost You

Section 273 uses language that is untested in the court system. Clarity with respect to statutory construction is especially important to those who wish to take advantage of …
By Nicholas R. Mattingly
10 years ago 2

Prior User Rights: Rewarding Those Who Don’t Contribute

Prior user rights also implicate free rider problems with respect to a subsequent patent that an inventor obtains covering the subject matter of the secret prior user. …
By Nicholas R. Mattingly
10 years ago 15

Prior User Rights and the Incentive to Keep Innovations Secret

However, if prior users are keeping their technology secret while being protected, that leap-frogging from one breakthrough to the next be impeded. Disclosure is the backbone of …
By Nicholas R. Mattingly
10 years ago 11