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Patent Infringement

Carmel Patent Infringement Lawyer

The human brain is capable of incredible things, and inventions, devices, and processes are just some of the fruit that can come from imagination and creativity. If you want to protect your intellectual property, a patent can help. However, it’s equally important to understand what rights a patent gives you and what your options are if someone infringes on those rights.

If someone is using your patented invention or idea without your permission, you have legal options. At Katie Charleston Law P.C., we know how upsetting it can be when someone takes and uses your ideas — especially if they are doing so for profit. But taking action quickly is key. Call our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and find out how our firm can help.

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What Qualifies as Patent Infringement?

Patent infringement is when any person or entity violates the patentee’s (the person who owns the patent) rights afforded them by the patent. 35 U.S. Code § 271 defines a patent infringer as someone who “makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent” without permission from the patentee.

The four main types of patent infringement include the following:

  • Literal infringement: When the product in question has a direct correspondence to the product covered by the patent
  • Contributory infringement: Providing the direct infringing party with materials that have no purpose other than to produce the device
  • Direct infringement: Directly building, using, and profiting off of a patented device
  • Indirect infringement: Helping someone infringe on a patent

When you speak with an attorney, they will help you identify which type of patent infringement you’re dealing with and how that may change the approach to the case.

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In their Own Words

Our highest priority is providing top-notch representation for our clients, and it shows in our reviews. Read through some below, or call us at (463) 223-4943 today to get started.

    "A Great Communicator"
    Katie was very professional throughout this process and was very responsive throughout all of our correspondence. She always answered all of our questions and is a great communicator!!!!!
    - Tyeisha B.
    "They Really Know Their Stuff"
    Katie and Hannah are absolutely marvelous to chat with and really know their stuff. If someone is infringing on your trademark rights, this is who you want in your corner. Cheers!
    - Peter Q.
    "It Meant So Much to Me"
    I started a new media platform and it did not goes as planned. They definitely kept checking up on me to ensure they were there when I was ready. 100% customer service. Her follow-up meant a lot to me.
    - Tara S.
    "Couldn't Be Happier"
    Katie was so helpful when it came to our family trust. She spent a lot of time with us and never hurried the process. We could not be happier with the service from her and her staff.
    - Steve M.
    "Professional and Timely"
    Katie prepared an update to an existing trust, plus provided additional documents, such as a financial power of attorney that the previous lawyer had not done. She did a very professional job, and a timely one.
    - Barbara C.
    "Personable & Extremely Thorough"
    When we created our business, Katie was able to work with our crazy schedules with zoom calls and in-person meetings. She is personable, articulate, and extremely thorough and I trust her.
    - Goldwood Studios
    "She Gave Me Peace of Mind"
    I wanted to have peace of mind when hiring someone I had never worked with before, and Katie provided that. She was professional, thorough, meticulous, and made sure I had all of my risks covered in the agreement.
    - Tim S.
    "I Feel Confident in Her"
    Katie Charleston was very helpful with all of my business contracts. She would update me on any changes, she is very professional and stays on top of everything. Her clients come first.
    - Ellen M.

What Are the Consequences for Patent Infringement?

The main purpose of bringing a patent infringement lawsuit against another party is to stop them from continuing to use and profit off of your invention. However, you may also have incurred damages, such as from lost profits, because of the other party’s actions, and it’s possible to be awarded compensation as part of your case. How much you may be able to get depends on many factors, including:

  • Estimated lost profits
  • Unpaid royalties
  • How much time was left on the patent
  • Whether court costs and attorney fees are included

Your attorney can talk with you about whether you can add monetary damages to your claim.

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