Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video What is infringement?, part of Understanding Patents: A Deeper Dive.
- Patent infringement is the act of making, using, selling,…or offering to sell a patented invention…or importing into the United States a product…covered by a claim of a patent without the permission…of the patent owner.…I've walked you through a patent application.…You remember that there are many components…to the patent including the background of the invention…and other disclosures.…But when it comes to infringement,…we must focus on the claims.…The claims are the metes and bounds of the patent.…
The claims are like the description of your property,…if you own real estate.…Let's take a look at an example.…I'll use my daughter's patent application as our example.…The first claim reads as follows,…"A method of sharing possessions between friends…"that are connected on a social network…"that allows friends to post items to share,…"and allows friends to view the items shared…"with their friends."…To infringe the patent, you must infringe each and every…part of the claim.…Here we would look at the patent claim very closely,…
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- Recall the timeframe that applies to application for a utility patent.
- Identify the type of patent that would be best for a product where design is more important than function.
- Define the meaning of patent prosecution.
- Recall the basics of patent infringement.
- Recognize legally accurate scenarios regarding patent rights and benefits.