Q: I would like to use an idea from a patent for my industry. Do I need permission from the patent owner to use it?
A: I depends on whether the "idea" you wish to use "from the patent" is captured and within the scope of the patent's claims. The claims are numbered sentences at the end of the patent, of course, and you may be able to get some idea on your own, but it may be necessary to consult a patent attorney or agent.
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