Patent Infringement Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Patent Infringement, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Patent Infringement?

It refers to the use of a knowhow, manufacture of a product or use of the matter which has been incorporated in a patent issued by the government, by someone else than the actual inventor to whom patent was granted. The inventor can file a lawsuit against such infringement and can claim the benefits if any derived from the infringed use of the patent. They can also claim damages caused by such infringement.