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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Because of the Company's strong belief in the value of its emissions technology, patent infringement insurance has been secured by Lloyds of London to defend unlicensed use of Tecogen's intellectual property.
In this instance, patent infringement insurance would have provided coverage and avoided litigation.
The companies surveyed report owning the following e-insurance products: Electronic Data Processing Insurance that extends beyond general business liability policies (6%); Media Liability Insurance (3%); Patent Infringement Insurance (6%); Computer Software and Services Errors & Omissions Insurance (13%); Product Liability Insurance (10%); and Director's and Officer's Insurance (19%).