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Foreign infringement of US patents

Liability for infringement of US patents may come about in several different ways, including direct infringement, inducement of infringement and contributory infringement. While the IP laws of protection are clear in each case, foreign manufacturers continue to challenge their application to activities outside the US.

Simply stated, direct infringement entails the sale, or offer to sell, of any patented invention within the US, or import into the US of any patented invention during...

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