I am a photo editor for a campus magazine. I am wondering about the use of publishing some of the images on 2008/0210728. It's about a solar backpack patent. Is this legal for a university to use? Are the images for public use or educational purposes?

Thanks for your time.

  • Here is the link to the imigas i am asking about.google.com/patents/US20080210728 – Lauren Mar 5 '13 at 5:43
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    I would assume that "editorial" use of images from a patent application would fall under the fair-use doctrine; i.e. as long as your publication is talking about the patent and not trying to use them for other profit-making purposes. – Ron J. Mar 5 '13 at 11:31

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