invention promoter

(3) the term “invention promoter” means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity who offers to perform or performs invention promotion services for, or on behalf of, a customer, and who holds itself out through advertising in any mass media as providing such services, but does not include— (A) any department or agency of the Federal Government or of a State or local government; (B) any nonprofit, charitable, scientific, or educational organization, qualified under applicable State law or described under section 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; (C) any person or entity involved in the evaluation to determine commercial potential of, or offering to license or sell, a utility patent or a previously filed nonprovisional utility patent application; (D) any party participating in a transaction involving the sale of the stock or assets of a business; or (E) any party who directly engages in the business of retail sales of products or the distribution of products; and


35 USC § 297(c)(3)

Scoping language

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