In their eagerness to return R&D resources, companies often overlook the possibility that their product/process/use may have already been protected, and that making such a product available to the market might violate a law already existing. In this document, customers are provided with an overview of the existing rights (granted patents) and patent filings (pending), providing them with the understanding that they may infringe on another individual's rights if they place the mentioned product on the market. In the Patent & Applications section, documents are divided into two categories, "Patents", and " Patent applications".
Your sales, product development, and any modifications to your product may be influenced by an infringement search. In this scenario, you might discover that certain critical features in your product must be avoided when reviewing the claims in a utility patent. By modifying future versions of your product, you may be able to design around the patent.
Secondly, you may have an exculpatory effect if and when you are found liable for patent infringement based on a legally composed opinion. Therefore, an opinion of non-infringement shows the apparent state of mind of the infringer at the moment of infringement. It must be established that the infringer acted reasonably and that the infringement was not willful. It is advantageous to avoid willfulness so that the patent owner will not be entitled to additional damages and attorney's fees if you are found liable.
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