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Blocking Patent

This is essentially a master patent or fundamental patent that would be infringed by the practice of a modification to the underlying device or process, such as by making the device with an improvement. If an underlying patent was for a car, it would block someone else from making cars with the improvement of a mirror on them. The improver could buy the car and put the mirror on it, or license the right to make cars to which the improver would add the mirror, but the improver would be “blocked” from making cars by the blocking patent.

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Dr. Thomas R. (Terry) Williamson III is a Patent Attorney practicing in Atlanta, Georgia.

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