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Patent Law - Test 1


1. What percentage of entrepreneurs say that patents are vital to securing venture funding?
    A. 20 percent
    B. 40 percent.
    C. 67 percent.


2. Which of the following is NOT patentable?
    A. Electricity
    B. A random number generator
    C. A device that uses electricity to communicate


3. Which of the following is NOT a requirement for patent eligibility?
    A. Novel
    B. Revolutionary
    C. Useful


4. Of the three criteria for patenting, which is the most difficult to surmount?
    A. Utility
    B. Novelty
    C. Non-obviousness


5. For which of the following are plant patents granted?
    A. Bioengineered plants
    B. Naturally grown plants that are distinctively different
    C. Plants that are asexually cultivated, not grown from seeds


6. What is the most critical part of a patent application that determines both the inventor's rights and an infringer's liability?
    A. The claims
    B. The specification
    C. The drawings


7. Which of the following is the best strategy in drafting claims in a patent application?
    A. Draft them as broadly as possible, to cover every possible use of the invention.
    B. Draft them as narrowly as possible, so the examiner won't reject them.
    C. Draft them as broadly as the specifications and the prior art allows, then back up those broad claims.


8. Responsibility for legally enforcing patents rests with which of the following bodies?
    A. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
    B. The U.S. Department of Justice
    C. The owner of the patent, suing in a federal civil lawsuit


9. Which of the following is required in order to infringe a patent?
    A. Intending to infringe the patent.
    B. Making, using, or selling the patented invention without authorization.
    C. Knowing that the patent exists.


10. How often do plaintiffs win at trial?
    A. 65% of the time
    B. 85% of the time
    C. 45% of the time







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