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What are Some Patent Infringement Examples?

Patent Infringement Examples What are some examples of patent infringement and what do those cases tell us Patent infringement is the unauthorized creation or sale of a product that matches one or more claims in an active patent.  A patent owner has the legal right to...

How to Prove Trademark Infringement

How to Prove Trademark Infringement Trademark law protects a trademark owner's exclusive right to use a trademark when another's use would likely cause consumer confusion about the source or origin of goods. Governed by the Lanham Act, establishing a violation...

Why is Section 112 of the Patent Act Important?

Why is Section 112 of the Patent Act important?   Section 112 of the Patent Act, codified as 35 U.S.C. § 112, outlines the requirements for the specification of a patent application. This section is critical as it defines what an inventor must include in their patent...

Free Advertising – What does the FTC Think?

Free Advertising - What does the FTC Think? "Free" offers in advertising are governed partially by the FTC Act in the United States.   The offer of “Free” merchandise or service is a promotional device frequently used to attract customers. Providing such merchandise...