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How are patents to "a second medical use" enforced?

European Patents may indeed protect products for a second medical use. The Guidelines explicitly state "known products" for second (or further) medical use. The patent is granted depending ...
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Enforcing production process patents

Let me preface this by saying I am not a lawyer. I know even less about court proceedings. That said, if you suspect a competitor is using your patented process, I think what you do is you sue them. ...
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Patent enforcement in a market with only private users and no commercial entities

Besides inexpensively going after many end users as EricS answers, another approach is to look for suppliers of the (non-infringing basic product) who promote the use of it in an infringing process. ...
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Patent enforcement in a market with only private users and no commercial entities

The link provided didn't work so I searched and found US8544207B2. It should be noted that this patent does not claim the use of charcoal as a hydroponic substrate. Instead it claims activated carbon ...
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How would you find someone with expertise on selling to Patent Assertion Entities?

You don’t need to share with a lawyer any posible profit from suing , you can pay an Intellectual property insurance and it will cover the process (depending on the total insured) Note: it will ...
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Enforcing production process patents

If a large number of people are involved it is unlikely the process can be kept confidential for long.
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patent enforcement when patent lapses

Patent infringement suit can be instituted for in-force period of a patent i.e. for a period from date of issue to date of lapse or to date of end of lifetime. 35 U.S. Code § 286 limits infringement ...
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US expired but active WIPO application enforceable in US?

The WIPO does not grant patents, it only serves a mechanism for applications to be filed. As a comment says, only a granted, non-expired U.S. patent is enforceable in the U.S. The U.S. case is an ...
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