patent infringement

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Noun1.patent infringement - violation of the rights secured by a patent
infringement, violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
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If software patents cover more ground in the manner recommended, some believe that small software companies may find themselves on the wrong end of patent infringment suits from giants such as Microsoft and IBM.
However, the patent infringment suit regarding BigDye Versions 1.
In my view," said Yoel Gat, Gilat's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, "our success in the marketplace, not patent infringment, is the real catalyst behind the HNS action.