In addition to being part of a freedom to operate analysis, an analysis concerning whether your patent infringes on other patents may be useful in other situations. For example, if another patentee notifies you of a patent they own and suggests that you are infringing that patent, you can determine whether you actually infringe on any claim of that patent. The infringement analysis may also be useful after you have obtained a patent if you believe that someone is infringing it.
Non-infringement or infringement analyses also frequently include an analysis of the validity of the patent, including examination of potential defects in the description, prosecution history, and claims, as well as any prior art that may affect the validity of the patent claim.
Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP can assist you with a non-infringement or infringement analysis of your patent. Call our office at 781-401-9988 to speak to an experienced attorney today.