Kalamazoo, MI asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Michigan

Q: How is it possible that someone can hold a patent for shredded foam when they did not invent shredded foam?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: A patent can be granted for a specific method, process, or application related to shredded foam, even if the material itself is not a new invention. The patent holder may have developed a unique innovation or improvement in the use or production of shredded foam that meets the requirements for patentability. It's important to understand that a patent grants exclusive rights to the specific invention or innovation, rather than ownership of the material itself.

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