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in·fringe

 (ĭn-frĭnj′)
v. in·fringed, in·fring·ing, in·fring·es
v.tr.
1. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent.
2. Obsolete To defeat; invalidate.
v.intr.
To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing: an increased workload that infringed on his personal life.

[Latin īnfringere, to destroy : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

in·fring′er n.
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He was on his feet in the courtroom, battling against an infringer, when, in the middle of a sentence, he fell to the floor, overcome by sickness and the responsibilities he had carried for twelve years.
But after Bell had explained his invention in public lectures before more than twenty thousand people, after it had been on exhibition for months at the Philadelphia Centennial, after several hundred articles on it had appeared in newspapers and scientific magazines, and after actual sales of telephones had been made in various parts of the country, there began to appear such a succession of claimants and infringers that the forgetful public came to believe that the telephone, like most inventions, was the product of many minds.
After the victory over Dolbear, the Bell stock went soaring skywards; and the higher it went, the greater were the number of infringers and blowers of stock bubbles.
Their theory, suitable for primitive and peaceful periods of history, has the inconvenience- in application to complex and stormy periods in the life of nations during which various powers arise simultaneously and struggle with one another- that a Legitimist historian will prove that the National Convention, the Directory, and Bonaparte were mere infringers of the true power, while a Republican and a Bonapartist will prove: the one that the Convention and the other that the Empire was the real power, and that all the others were violations of power.
It is long past time for Rimini -- a dishonest, serial infringer -- to cease its unlawful conduct, to respect Oracle's intellectual property rights, and to abide by the rulings in this case," said Dorian Daley, Oracle's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
"The law needs some adjustments to determine who is the media figure, who is the journalist, who is the editor, and who is the infringer. We need to protect the media profession from hackers," he added.
Accordingly, to be liable for patent infringement, the alleged infringer must include every element recited in any one claim, in its accused product or process.
Life Technologies, the alleged infringer, manufactured the other four components of the tool kit outside the United States but did, in fact, manufacture the enzyme in the country and then shipped it to the United Kingdom, where the enzyme was combined with the other four components into a kit.
By removing the requirement that patentees show an infringer acted with objective recklessness and lowering the evidentiary burden placed on patentees to prove willfulness, the Supreme Court's Halo decision relaxed the standards for patentees to make a case for enhanced damages.
If it is determined that there is an infringement, the Public Prosecutor can impose criminal charges against the infringer for commercial fraud and the imitation of a registered trademark.
As Samsung (http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/15-777-Design-Professionals-Amicus.pdf) put it , "Under this rule, an infringer of a patented cup holder design must pay its entire profits on a car, an infringer of a patented marine-windshield design must pay its entire profits on a computer, and so on."