This article explores the question posed by its title, and naturally proceeds to the scope of patentability and the various means by which an inventor can have an otherwise legitimate patent taken away. The article not only examines whether one can patent something used for an illegal purpose (short answer: yes), but also reviews certain restrictions on patentable subject matter which have evolved over the years (for example, patents covered by the Atomic Energy Act).
- Summary by FizzLaw Team
Read the Article at:
Can I patent something that is used for an illegal purpose?