Some Vestiges of Patent Infringement Coverage Remain

By | November 18, 2010

  • November 19, 2010 at 9:11 am
    matt says:
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    Can anyone read this: “the claimant alleged infringement of its patented method for generating customized product proposals” and think that patents further innovation rather than limit it?

    The patent system is an obsolete relic of the past — a system of government-granted monopolies on ideas that is not capable of adapting in the modern era.

    When a patent troll — or “non-practicing entity,” if you will — can successfully bilk productive companies for millions and millions of dollars for a concept as simple as including an image on a web site, it becomes clear that we are living with a broken system.

    Thank you for the informative article.

  • November 22, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Maureen Veterano says:
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    Current ISO forms contain a specific exclusion for patent infringement. As to older policies that did not have the specific exclusion, case law was conflicting (at best) as this article points out. Stand-alone patent infringement policies can cover this gap.

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