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The Law Office of Joan I. Norek

        Intellectual Property

            Chicago, Illinois

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Patent Infringement Avoidance

Infringement avoidance overview:

  • To infringe a patent claim, the subject must have every element recited in the claim or its equivalent.

  • A patent infringement-avoidance program requires an interpretation of the patent claims, which in turn requires an examination of the USPTO file of the application from which the patent issued and all prior art cited therein.

  • A patent infringement avoidance program requires a comprehensive evaluation of the client's product or process.

  • A patent infringement-avoidance program might requires evaluations of alternatives to the the client's current product or process proposals.

  • A patent infringement-avoidance program might lead to patent validity issues.

  • Is a patent infringement-avoidance program worth the costs?  That is always a business decision.

other topics - meaningful patent protection, patent infringement opinion, patent reexamination, patent validity

Patent Infringement Avoidance Programs -- expensive, time-consuming, sometimes necessary.

questions, inquiries - contact the firm (all contact modes) or call 312.419.8055

Initial consultations start at $240.
The firmís charges for patent infringement-avoidance programs start at $1,800.
Further cost estimates available after initial evaluation. 
Retainer required.




The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
Tel.  312.419.8055   Fax 312.236.6686
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