Avoiding patent infringement
To avoid patent infringement, the claims must be analyzed to determine the scope of patent protection afforded under the patent claims. With this in mind, the claims are compared to the alleged infringing product. The scope of the claims are first understood in its literal sense, and if there is no literal infringement, then a determination is made as to whether there is infringement under the broader concept known as the Doctrine of Equivalents. To find out more, click here.
Stopping patent infringement
After a patent is granted, the power of the patent is in its ability to stop competitors from competing within one’s market space. Nevertheless, certain factors should be considered when sending a cease and desist letter to an alleged infringer. To find out more, click here.