Patent Infringement Self-Quiz






Induced infringement is the act of:
Choice 1 Forcing someone else to infringe on a patent.
Choice 2 Strongly encouraging someone else to infringe on a patent.
Choice 3 Accidentally infringing on a patent.
Choice 4 Infringing on a patent which is still in the application process.
Questions of law are decided by:
Choice 1 Judges.
Choice 2 Juries.
Choice 3 Congress.
Choice 4 Popular vote.
The parallel in copyright law for what is called ?indirect infringement? in patent law is:
Choice 1 Strict liability infringement.
Choice 2 Infringement of a derivative work.
Choice 3 Fair use of a copyrighted work.
Choice 4 There is no parallel.
Which of the following unauthorized acts is NOT prohibited under patent law:
Choice 1 Using a patented invention.
Choice 2 Selling a patented invention.
Choice 3 Importing a patented invention.
Choice 4 All of these are prohibited.
Claim construction and interpretation is the process by which:
Choice 1 The PTO evaluates patent applications for construction equipment.
Choice 2 A patent applicant decides how to draft the patent claim.
Choice 3 The patent claim in an application defines the extent of protection conferred by the patent.
Choice 4 Foreign patents are converted so as to be eligible for U.S. patent protection.
The ?canons of construction? are:
Choice 1 Guidelines which the Federal Circuit uses to interpret patent claims.
Choice 2 Statutorily mandated factors which are among the considerations in claim construction.
Choice 3 The transition phrases used in a patent claim.
Choice 4 None of the above.

The Super Soaker case is helpful in understanding:
Choice 1 Direct infringement.
Choice 2 Indirect infringement.
Choice 3 Literal infringement.
Choice 4 Innocent infringement.

The ?Doctrine of Equivalents? is:
Choice 1 One of the canons of claim construction.
Choice 2 A way to prevent infringers from sidestepping patent law by incorporating minor changes to the patented product into their infringing product.
Choice 3 The principle that each instance of infringement is equally detrimental to the patent holder and therefore entitles the patent holder to request an injunction.
Choice 4 No longer valid.

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