1. Process patent may be used to block importation of products made with patented method steps Everything begins and ends with the claim set since the claims define the scope of protection afforded under the patent and to a large extent also drive the structure of the patent application. The claims are generally directed to the product or process of the use, manufacture, etc. … [Read more...]
Patent infringement includes among other acts, the act of importing a product covered by a claim of a patent without the permission of the owner. Even importing a product made by a patented method outside of the United States may constitute patent infringement.