Patent on the service of the State

In less than a week ago the World Health Organisation characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.[1] It affects people within different and basic aspects of their lives. Nowadays, we ponder how this situation will impact the economy, mainly entrepreneurs.

Therefore, the wide discussions about new regulations concerning employees and employers is being conducted. However, my aim is to introduce our Readers- entrepreneurs and often patent holders, to the regulations which allows the State to use their patents in case of a threaten of broadly understood public interest.

Patent is an right that provides right holder’s invention with a very strong protection as it allows him to exclusively use an invention for profit or for professional purposes throughout Poland. Therefore the strength of this right derives from the fact that each and every unlawful enter in its exclusivity is considered to be an infringement.

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