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YES you can discuss but with proper Confidentiality and non disclosure agreement. Keep records of presentations and take duly authorized signature of same. ideal would be audio or video recording of meeting. Some of my best friends are academics, but.. academics like to talk a lot, and have an imperative to publish, other than that, academics are an ...


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In general a scientific principle can be applied in many ways in many applications. Each might be unique but related. The previous use of the principle does not preempt all future inventing and patenting regarding the principle. But various applications can be similar enough as to not be patent ably distinct, or more likely, be obvious in light of the ...


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I wonder if the SKF product is unconsidered because it is patented and mentioned in the prior art. The patent touts its usefullness "for supplying dry air to a storage facility" which is a different industry than the air brake industry? US7097696


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