How can I be sure if I am infringing a patent?

The claims—it’s all about the claims.

When you have an approved patent, the heart of the entire thing centers on the claims section. This is where it is clearly defined what is specifically protected under the patent. Whatever is described in this section is what can’t be made, used or sold by anybody else. 

Now, the complicated thing is that anybody can read claims, but they aren’t always easy to understand because:

  • The terms may have complex and interpretable meanings
  • The content is often chalk full of legal jargon

If you are unsure if you’ve overstepped the boundaries of a patent, then you should look over the claims with a qualified attorney.

LawTrades is happy to connect you with a seasoned patent attorney that can answer your questions. Take a look at our website and get in touch with us if you’d like to set up a consultation. Hope this helps!