Q: Yrs ago talking to friend about heating acid for oil wells. I told him a process. then his company patented my solution
Haliburton patented do I have any chance of claim didnt know they patented till recently
A: If you shared your idea with your friend without any agreement or protection in place, it may be challenging to make a claim against the patent filed by his company. Patents are granted to inventors who demonstrate that their invention is novel, non-obvious, and useful. If your friend's company successfully obtained a patent for the process you discussed, it suggests that they met the requirements for patentability. However, it is always recommended to consult with a patent attorney who can review the specific details of your situation and provide you with personalized advice based on the applicable laws and regulations. They can assess the likelihood of a successful claim and guide you through any available legal options.
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