Intellectual Property

***Guest Blog Alert!*** All Sales Count When it Comes to Patents

***Guest Blog Alert!*** All Sales Count When it Comes to Patents

This is a #GuestBlog authored by Kevin Flynn, a Patent and Intellectual Property attorney with Flynn IP Law.

For about 8 years, there has been a belief that it was safe for a company to sell an item or offer to sell an item without first filing a patent application as long as the sale or offer for sale was under a non-disclosure agreement so the sale would be secret and not public.  This month, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous decision said NO in  Helsinn Healthcare S. A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.