3 kroki do wykrycia naruszenia patentu

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Naruszenie praw patentowych

A patent provides protection for an invention to the applicant/inventor/owner of the patent. The protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years (in case of utility patents). 

During the duration of the patent’s protection, the applicant/inventor/owner of the patent has the authority to decide who may or may not utilize the innovation. Other parties may be granted a license by the patent holder to exploit the innovation under mutually agreeable terms. The applicant/inventor/owner can also transfer the patent to the new owner by selling the right to the invention to a third party. When a period expires, the innovation’s protection ends and it enters the public domain, meaning that the owner no longer has the sole right to commercially exploit the invention. 

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A violation of rights of applicant/inventor/właściciel or the freedom to which applicant/inventor/owner is entitled is referred to as an infringement. 

A forbidden act using a patented invention that is carried out without the patent owner’s consent is referred to as patent infringement. Usually, permission is given in the form of a license. In many jurisdictions, a user must be commercial (or have a business objective) to violate a patent.  

3 kroki do wykrycia naruszenia patentu

The claims of the issued patent specify the boundaries of the patented invention or the range of protection. In other terms, the language of the claims outlines what is prohibited without the patent owner’s consent from the general public. Patents are nation-specific, and infringement is only legal in nations where they are currently active. For instance, if a patent application is made in the US, no one in the US is allowed to manufacture, use, sell, or acquire the patented product, although individuals in other countries may be permitted to do so.  

The extent of protection may vary from nation to nation due to the different patentability standards applied by each country’s or region’s patent office, making it challenging to enforce an issued patent internationally. 

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Patent infringement can take many different forms. There are two types of patent infringement namely, dSkierować infringement and indirect infringement. Further, direct infringement is categorized into literal infringement and equivalence infringement. Besides, Indirect infringement is categorized into induced infringement and contributory infringement. The description of mentioned terms is discussed below in detail. 

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It directly states that a third party has wilfully or intentionally stolen the technology from the applicant/inventor/właściciel without his prior permission. It occurs when somebody directly makes, uses, or sells the patented invention within the country. 

Literal infringement happens when a product or method exactly satisfies cała kolekcja the requirements of a patent claim. It cannot be deemed a literal infringement if even one element is altered. Determination of literal infringement is done by comparing elements of a claim to those of a product or process one-on-one. For example, if a patent has five claim elements and the product which is infringing the claim is having features/specification covering all the claim elements, then the product is literally infringement the patented invention. 

If the elements of the product or process differing from those of claim elements are present by equivalence, then under the law of doktryna equivalents, there may still be infringement even if a patent has not been violated directly. When the respective components of the alleged product or method do not differ significantly from the corresponding restriction in the patent claim, equivalent infringement may have taken place. 

Indirect Infringement

When someone supports directly infringing action, there is indirect infringement. Inducement or contributory infringement are two examples of indirect infringement. 

Whenever an entity with an understanding of the patent incites or convinces another entity to engage in actions of infringement, this is known as induced infringement. 

Contributory infringement occurs when someone provides parts of an invention with the knowledge that the parts will be utilized to violate a patent. The component must not have any significant non-infringing applications for contributory infringement to arise. For instance, selling a product that could only be useful when paired with a patented product can be regarded as contributing to infringement. 

Three Steps for Detecting Patent Infringement

The fundamental disadvantage of the patent system is that it only provides a patent applicant/inventor/owner with the ability to exclude, with no mechanism to assist them in detecting patent infringement. It is the responsibility of the patent applicant/inventor/owner to identify products that may infringe on the claims of their patents.  

Further, a patent applicant/inventor/owner now has two options:  

  1. Badania rynku: Stay informed about every product that is released to the market to identify any patent violations. 
  2. konsultacja: Engage the services of a patent consulting or law company to assist you in identifying the products that utilize your invention. 

To determine whether the patent is infringed, the essential method requires the following steps:  

  1. Key Feature Extraction (of product)
  2. Patent Features Mapping (of set of patents)
  3. Patent Product Mapping (for best patent)
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Basic three steps portfolios for detecting Patent Infringement
  • Building a taxonomy, which is a hierarchical representation of numerous features associated with a technical field, is the first step. The taxonomy is developed based on the kind, size, function, and activation techniques of the devices/products.  
  • Further, the scientific classification will include factors like internal architecture, energy usage, process inputs, automatic/manual batteries, any hardware- or software-based innovations, and others. 
  • A patent feature mapping is carried out in the second step of the infringement detection. Finding every patent in the field (set of relevant/potential patents) and determining which patents correspond to which features are the goals of this stage.  
  • This stage involves finding of all relevant patents to the technological field and deciding which patent aspects correspond to the applicant/inventor/owner invention. In this way, all patents are analysed and compared according to the product/device features. 
  • The final and most challenging stage is to link/map patents to products. This phase involves locating product in the market, reading its handbook, and determining how it functions. To determine what functions and what does not, every component of a product is analysed or tested.  
  • Frequently, a product is discovered that appears to be a potential infringement but is constructed significantly differently. Following that, a thorough study of all products on the market is performed, and the products are matched to that specific patent. 
  • Patent-product mapping also has the benefit of being particularly useful in determining a patent’s worth. As a result, the more products that use a patent, the more valuable it is. This is because many patents are valued according to the products that are made using them. As a result, determining infringement and determining a portfolio’s value are the two functions of this feature. 

Biorąc pod uwagę monitorowanie patentów w oparciu o firmę lub monitorowanie patentów w oparciu o technologię, powyższy krok wygeneruje zestaw patentów, które będą dalej sprawdzane na podstawie węzłów taksonomii, przygotowywanych w oparciu o kluczowe koncepcje technologii i dalej kategoryzowane w celu wygenerowania raportu wraz z informacjami bibliograficznymi. Ważną częścią jest okresowe (co tydzień, co miesiąc, co kwartał lub co rok) przeprowadzanie powyższego wyszukiwania w celu zobaczenia nowych aktualizacji dotyczących patentów lub wniosków patentowych już znajdujących się na liście, tj. zmiany statusu prawnego, statusu badania, statusu sporu itp., lub jakąkolwiek nową publikację w danej dziedzinie lub przez interesującą nas firmę i podkreślenie tego w raporcie.  

Okresowy proces może być przeprowadzany ręcznie, jednak w miarę zwiększania się liczby zgłoszeń patentowych z dnia na dzień, ręczne sprawdzanie własności intelektualnej konkurenta nie będzie korzystne i z pewnością wymagana będzie usługa patentowa, która ma automatyczny system ostrzegania za każdym razem, gdy inicjowane jest coś nowego w domenie technologicznej lub po nadejściu nowej aktualizacji od konkretnej firmy, dla której początkowo przeprowadzono wyszukiwanie. 

Poniżej znajdują się spostrzeżenia uzyskane przez firmę dzięki monitorowaniu patentów w celu śledzenia konkurentów i ich zgłoszeń patentowych: 

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