General. The following hypothetical examples teach this concept:
Hypothetical Example No. 1. Daniel consulted with Albert, an expert in plastics, in selecting a material for his invention. Daniel and not Albert was the sole true inventor.
Hypothetical Example No. 2. Marie took a course in hydraulics from Abraham to gain a better understanding of the principles behind her flowmeter. Marie was not prevented from being named sole inventor by taking the class.
Case Law. The following examples from U.S. case law teach this concept:
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