Designing a competing product - patent infringment and validity advice. A large UK engineering manufacturing company asked chapman+co to advise on the validity of a competitors patent. There was a strong risk of patent infringement and chapman+co assisted the research and development department in devising a competing product which was at much less risk of patent infringement thus enabling the company to continue operating the field with a good alternative competing product.
Initially, the patent was investigated to ensure it was still in force and then meticulous patent validity checks were undertaken to enable patent validity advice to be given. A number of redesign options were explored and one of these was then patented itself by chapmnan+co on behalf of the client.
For advice regarding patent infringement and validity please contact Helga Chapman, firstname.lastname@example.org