Disclosure to the manufacturer

The Appeal Court of Toulouse just canceled for lack of novelty a patent whose proprietor had notified the manufacturer, prior to the filing, information on characteristic features of the invention.
This is an opportunity to remind that it is important:
– to file the patent application before any disclosure, even to the manufacturer, or
– to be able to prove the existence of a confidentiality relationship, in particular through the existence of a non-disclosure agreement.
Appeal Court of Toulouse, January 26, 2011

About Sophie DELACOUR

Ingénieur Brevets, Diplômée du Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle en brevets d’invention Patent Engineer, CEIPI International Industrial Studies Diploma in Patents Cabinet Pontet Allano & Associés

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