12. Patent Law

Patent LawPatent Law deals with an infringement of an exclusive right to the benefits of an invention or improvement granted by the United States Patent Office, that is for a specific period of time, and on the basis that it is novel (not previously known or described in a publication), “non-obvious” (a form which anyone in the field of expertise could identify), and useful. Manufacture of a product upon which there is an existing patent is “patent infringement” and can result in a lawsuit against the infringer with substantial damages granted.