Question: In this Discussion, you will analyze issues of employment law related to occupational qualifications.
Post a 250-300 word response to the following Discussion prompt. Ensure that your response answers all parts of the question and is supported by both in-text citations and a reference list.
Alfred invented and patented what we know as “bubble wrap.” The claims in his U.S. patent describe the invention as “a pliable plastic material with regularly spaced, protruding air-filled circular hemispheres used for securing fragile items during transport.”
(1) What requirements did Alfred’s invention have to meet in order to secure a patent?
(2) Now assume Alfred consults you to see if he has a claim against that Ella, a former employee who moved to Mexico, where she makes his exact bubble wrap and sells it to the Mexican market. Can Alfred sue Ella? On what basis?
Answer: To show that the invention is new, the bubble wrap should have physical differences from what was used for the packaging of fragile goods…….