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Patent Infringement Defense

Experienced California IP Attorneys Provide Patent Infringement Defense

Established law firm defends individuals and businesses in the Los Angeles area against infringement claims

An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. But some companies take advantage of patent law to try to stifle competition and innovation by bringing claims against anyone who creates a competing product. Eandi Fitzpatrick LLP helps inventors and businesses in the Los Angeles area and throughout California defend themselves when they have been accused of infringing on someone else’s patent.

California advocates defend against a range of patent infringement claims

At Eandi Fitzpatrick LLP, our attorneys have the knowledge to help you fight infringement claims for all types of patents:

  • Utility patents — This type of patent covers a process, a machine, a manufacture, a composition of matter, or an improvement of an existing idea. Utility patents can be granted for machines, chemical formulas, compounds and manufactured goods.
  • Design patents — A design patent covers an original, ornamental design for a manufactured product.
  • Plant patents — Plant patents are granted to new, nonobvious and asexually reproducible plants.

We work hard to defend you or your business against claims of direct infringement, contributory infringement or induced infringement, regardless of the type of patent involved.

Skilled litigators defend your original invention

To qualify for patent protection, an invention or improvement must be:

  • Novel — Not previously known
  • Unobvious — Not a form that an expert in the field could identify
  • Useful — Has a function

Our attorneys meticulously review your invention and the patent-holder’s invention to determine whether either meets these standards. If another person or company attempts to bring a claim for patent infringement, we will work to prove that the plaintiff’s patent is invalid. This can be done by proving that their invention was not novel, that the claims in the patent were obvious, or that they waited too long to file after disclosing or selling the invention.

Our attorneys may also use other defenses such as patent misuse, inequitable conduct or estoppel, which prevents the plaintiff arguing something contrary to a prior claim made or act performed by them. In all cases, we draw upon our intellectual property law background to provide clients with the strong defense they require.

Contact our meticulous California patent infringement defense attorneys

Eandi Fitzpatrick LLP defends individuals and businesses against patent infringement claims throughout California. Call us at 213-347-5686 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles office.

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