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You later recognize that your protected innovation in the United States is widely practiced in that country. The clearance search may reveal, through nonpatent literature, who else has been practicing your invention. You also may reveal the existence of multiple patenting; a patent in one country and a patent in the other. In this event, one of the patents might be invalid because the existence of the other patent was not cited as prior art during a patentability search. The search may establish where a potentially unexploited market exists; and therefore, where the patent owner or applicant could manufacture, use, sell, or license the invention.

R. Bard, Inc. v. , where the court imported the limitation “pleated” into a broad claim reciting a surgical mesh plug used for hernia repair, relying heavily in doing so on the “Summary of the Invention” that described a plug having pleats. html. S. patent file histories owned by Landon IP, Inc. as of 2006, numbering over 80,000. html. A “useful” item is capable of achieving some identifiable benefit. Juicy Whip, Inc. v. , 185 F. 3d 1364, 1366 (Fed. Cir. 1999). ” Graham v. John Deere Co. of Kan.

As patenting activity has continued to increase at a staggering rate, so has available patent information. The sheer volume of patent information currently available is a reflection not only of fundamental technological advancements, but an increasingly wider variety of improvements that are made to each new fundamental discovery. In short, the number of variations of each invention is increasing. Consequently, it is more difficult than ever to be a true subject matter expert simply due to the pace and breadth of innovation.

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