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U.S. patent law Edit

The experimental use defense applies to certain research activities. Case law traditionally has exempted research activities that are noncommercial and “for amusement, to satisfy idle curiosity, or for strictly philosophical inquiry” from patent infringement claims.[1]

References Edit

  1. See Roche Prods., Inc. v. Bolar Pharmaceuticals Co., 733 F.2d 858, 863, 221 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 937 (Fed. Cir.) (full-text), cert. denied, 469 U.S. 856 (1984).

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