Patents are a good source of accurate, or scientific information. They also have information about the inventor. Are the patents in the public domain? Can I reproduce them on my website?

  • Patents are not necessarily a good source of scientific information. There is no burden to prove a patented technology actually works. I’ve read many patents that are based on garbage science. – Eric Shain Jul 1 '19 at 13:31
  • The point of the patent system is to introduce new knowledge into the body of freely available knowledge. The quid pro quo in doing this is that the patentee gets a 20 year monopoly. It would not make much sense that the patentee could hold a copyright on the description used to introduce that knowledge to the public. – Jordan McBain Jul 4 '19 at 14:03

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