New Technology – Who is the Designer?

Document created by David Chesney on Jan 13, 2011
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An engineer has some ideas for a sampling process that should save time and money. He contacts a firm and has them build him a prototype; the firm adapts one of its current products to include the new ideas. Later the firm files for a patent on the process, not naming the engineer in the patent. What should he do?

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