Category: Patent Infringement & IP Disputes

How to Get Patents That Stop Competitors From Copying Your Products

Why one patent might not be enough to stop competitors Obtaining a utility patent is no minor accomplishment. You likely had to respond to at…

How to Design Around Patents

What is a design around? A design around refers to a product that has been intentionally designed or modified to avoid patent infringement. The goal…

Amazon infringement notice: How to respond

Does the Amazon infringement notice identify a patent, trademark or copyright? At the outset, you should carefully study the Amazon infringement notice to determine which…

How to Understand Patent Claims

How do you read utility patent claims? In terms of what a utility patent covers, claims matter the most. Yet, they are the least understood.…

How to Protest a Trademark Application

What is a letter of protest against a trademark application? Third parties may challenge a pending trademark application by submitting a letter of protest to…

Freedom To Operate (FTO) or Infringement Search: How to Sell Your Products Safely

What is a freedom to operate or patent infringement search? A freedom to operate search or review is basically an analysis to see if you…

Should I have a patent infringement search conducted for a simple product?

What is an FTO search? Also known as a Freedom-To-Operate (FTO) or right-to-use search, a patent infringement search looks for patents that may cover a…

How to Avoid Patent Infringement

Will changing the product 10% to 30% avoid patent infringement? I think part of the reason why patents are undervalued these days is the myth…

What are the consequences of a patent owner’s delay or inactivity against an infringer?

Before initially contacting a business believed to have infringed a patent, the patent owner should have a strategy for following through if the accused infringer does not respond favorably.…

How to reply to a patent infringement letter

Have you received a patent infringement cease-and-desist letter? Patent cease-and-desist letters come in various forms. Some patent infringement letters contain aggressive language. Others take a…

Patentable vs. Infringing: Will a patent protect you from infringement?

What is the difference between patentable and infringing? Can a concept be both patentable and infringing? Can your patent protect you from infringement? One of…

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