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2012 Statute


50-666.Invention promotion services; definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Contract for invention promotion services" means a contract by which an invention promoter undertakes to develop or promote an invention for a consumer.

(b) "Invention" means a process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or an improvement upon any of the foregoing.

(c) "Fee" means any payment made by a consumer to an invention promoter, including reimbursements for expenditures made or costs incurred.

(d) "Invention promoter" means any person, and the agents, employees or representatives of the person, who develops or promotes or offers to develop or promote an invention for a consumer.  The following are not invention promoters for purposes of this act:

(1) A person licensed to practice before the United States patent and trademark office as a patent attorney;

(2) a department or agency of federal, state or local government; or

(3) a person who accepts technology from institutions of higher education or other state or federal research institutions for evaluation and the providing of marketing services.

(e) "Invention promotion services" means acts to be performed or promised to be performed, or both, by an invention promoter.

(f) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity.  Such term does not include a department or agency of any governmental unit.

History: L. 1990, ch. 181, § 1; April 19.