The definition of ‘scope’
Scope is a limitation on a license to use an existing patent, invention or other intellectual property. It restricts the rights of licensee to use for a particular purpose or application. This stops patent or trademark against overload and recklessly uses a single licensee, licensor or left free to work with other companies for other uses.
Breaking down the ‘Scope’
Region regulations used in licensing agreements, the licensors provides greater control over the use of their intellectual property, while the maximum value. They give to owners of patents, inventions and intellectual property more control over how they are used in the market. For example, the Illustrator may enter into a license agreement with the publisher that limits the use of the image on the cover of a new book, preventing the image is used in advertising campaigns. Or the antibiotic can be licensed for veterinary purposes, but not for people.
In addition to defining the field of use, the license can specify the scope from which the licensee basis. In the exclusive field of use licenses, only one licensee has the right to use the intellectual property. Innovators often license technology or intellectual property exclusively, but sometimes several licensees are required to unlock the full potential of the technology on various markets.
Uses in the field of use Licensing
Licensing use is particularly useful for technology and scientific research that is, or may be several independent uses. For example, if in the laboratory of biochemistry at the University of new isolates and gene sequences, it may lead to a different commercial use. That is why the field of use restrictions are typically used at universities, where researchers can collectively hold the patent, but there are different opinions on how a patent needs to be licensed.
Licensing the use is often applied in the granting of licenses of this software. This allows the holder a license to profit from new uses that can be found on their intellectual property in the future. The scope of use restrictions can also raise antitrust issues when such arrangements are used to allocate markets or create cartels.