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Old 04-21-2015, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Lmorgan View Post
Well, it's still a valid patent until it is officially declared to be an invalid one.

The usual process for something like this is to just set up in business and start violating the patent. Then as soon as you get told to stop (you're given notice of violating the patent and ordered to "cease & desist") you file a suit to bust the patent.

And then you bust it.

And go right on with your public-domain business activity.

Interestingly, if the Feds KNOW their patent is bustable, they may not try to enforce it against one small operator. Or they may haggle for a percentage of your profits in exchange for a "license" under the shaky patent.

Life is full of surprises. Ya never know...
Or maybe drone strikes.
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