enforceability of patent

What is enforceability of patent?

enforceability of patent meaning in Property terms is the right of the patent owner to bring an infringement suit against a party who, without permission, makes, uses or sells the claimed invention. The period of enforceability of a patent is the length of the term of the patent plus the six years under the statute of limitations for bringing an infringement action.— see 35 USC 286-296

 

reference: Glossary – United States Patent and Trademark Office

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