If a client requests that a particular feature is added into their website software, who is responsible for searching and recognising that a patent royalty has to paid?
- web developer
This question is aimed at freelance web developers.
When a client says (for example) add a shopping cart to my site. This is a relatively straightforward task, but who is responsible for searching for and licensing patents?
I was talking to another developer the other day and this came up. It sounds like an awfully large burden to be required to take on. Especially when it comes to offering clients quotes. When a client makes a request what is the general process for the freelance web developer?