“Inventorship,” Not Infringement, At Issue In Unusual Nexus IP Case
April 27, 2021
In a video interview, an attorney who represented Nexus explains what was at issue in a novel IP case, Nexus Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Unlimited Power Ltd. and Christopher Petrella. Nexus discovered that patents which had been filed by an affiliate of a potential joint venture partner were for technology that Nexus had developed and which the potential partner had garnered during the course of more than five years of negotiations. There is a significant hurdle in a case like this, attorney John Morrow explains, arising from the fact that typically there is a presumption that the patent office “got it right, and the named inventors are presumed to be the correct inventors.” For inventors who are in joint venture or joint-technology negotiations, Morrow has some advice to minimize the chance they will have to face a situation similar to the one Nexus dealt with here.
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