patent infringement

(redirected from Patent litigation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Patent litigation: patent infringement, Patent trolls

patent infringement

n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. The infringing party will be liable to the owner of the patent for all profits made from the use of the invention, as well as any harm which can be shown by the inventor, whether the infringement was intentional or not. (See: patent, infringement)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
That lawsuit stated Abbott paid $4.5 million a month to Geneva not to produce the generic drug while patent litigation was pending.
"The Innovation Act takes the necessary steps to address abusive patent litigation, while protecting legitimate property rights," he added.
The Finnish sports equipment company Amer Group Plc said on Wednesday (10 September) that it had gained USD23m from an amicable settlement of a patent litigation case in the US.
US-based Sarepta Therapeutics and US-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical have settled a global patent litigation regarding the use of the former's Exondys 51 and all future exon-skipping products intended for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, it was reported on Wednesday.
But momentum is only one of the ingredients that is needed to turn legislation into law--and only a law will benefit those targeted by abusive threats of patent litigation. And as Da Vinci discovered in the 1400s, it turns out that momentum also creates friction.
"Startups often have the talents of technically brilliant individuals at their disposal, and a startup can use these talents early in a lawsuit to reduce technical research costs and work with patent litigation counsel to develop very strong defensive positions."
Davis found that in the same way that most law students are not trained on the practical side of patent prosecution, they also lack practical experience on the patent litigation side.
Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG), an intellectual property licensing company, announced today that its subsidiary, Light Transformation Technologies LLC, has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Philips) which resolves patent litigation that was pending In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
He also aims to involve the Community in negotiations for a European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA).
Andrews Publications has begun the publication of Food Health & Safety Litigation Reporter with an issue in September and will launch Patent Litigation Reporter with an issue in November.
M2 PHARMA-April 28, 2017-Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation Filings Decline for the First Time in Three Years, According to Lex Machina