Patent Enforcement

What are your patent enforcement rights? As stated in 35 US Code 154(a)(1), every patent contains “a grant to the patentee ... of the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States...”. But read these words carefully. A patent is not, as many people believe, the right of an inventor to use his or acheter cialis france her invention; it is the right of an inventor to exclude or prevent others from using the patented invention − the right to enforce the patent if patent infringement occurs.

Patent enforcement is a complex and risky undertaking. Patent holders have the burden of proving infringement. And patent litigation costs are prohibitively high, especially if you are an individual or small business. A patent infringer with deep pockets, such as a large corporation, has significant advantages over an individual inventor or small business. That’s why it’s important to have a well-financed partner that can cover the costs of a patent infringement lawsuit.

If you believe your patent has been infringed, IP Holdings’ parent company, General Patent Corporation (GPC), offers patent enforcement on a contingency basis. That means that the patent owner pays nothing, and GPC bears all the costs, taking payment for their services out of the proceeds they produce for the patent owner. General Patent hosts patent enforcement websites for inventors, businesses and universities. Visit the appropriate website to learn more about the comprehensive patent enforcement programs that General Patent offers.