Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases


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How does an injunction differ from damages?

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1. What is meant by patent pending?

2. Once granted, how long are most patents valid for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many components in ensuring intellectual property rights are protected. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of those components, specifically on vocabulary related to intellectual property and on applying knowledge of infringement in context.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What 'patent pending' means
  • Name for the protection of an invented object
  • Term used specifically in infringement cases
  • Number of years that an invention or intellectual property right remains valid

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related patent lesson in order to identify types of patents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding patents to define and identify terms/phrases related to patents and patent infringement
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of infringement to answer questions about patent application filing and court procedures

Additional Learning

Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases offers a more in-depth look at this topic. This lesson will help you:

  • Define terms and phrases related to patents, including 'patent pending,' 'infringement,' 'injunction,' 'damages,' 'claims,' and 'treble damages'
  • Explain different types of patents like utility, design and plant patents
  • Understand the different ways that patent infringement may occur
  • Recognize steps that are taken in court as a result of patent infringement
  • Understand how a court examines claims to determine whether or not patent infringement has occurred
  • Identify a major case of patent infringement in the United States involving Apple and Samsung