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Absolutely, the “inventor” can grant others the right to use his design. I agree that for the inventor to try to lay claim on the documents created on the typewriter. However….hypthetical: someone types a libelous document with the typewriter, after which the libeled individual sues both the “typist” and the typewriter manufacturer etc. Seems like a stretch, butI can’t tell you how many cases I’ve read in which judge’s decisions are in favor of this kind of situation. Bascially it comes down to business, inventors, etc. “covering their backs” at every imaginable point. People’s willingness to bring outrageous and frivilous lawsuits is sadly very prevalent.