Implied License by Conduct Law and Legal Definition
An implied license by conduct is based on the patentee's course of conduct. The course of conduct may include any language, from which another person could clearly and properly infer that the patentee consented to the use of the patent by the other. When judging conduct, it is important to look at the purpose behind the original granting of rights in a copyrighted work, and then decide whether indeed there was an implied copyright license to do more than was originally granted. There should be a connection between the purpose for which the work was granted in the first place and the defendant’s subsequent conduct in using the copyrighted work.