Many Texas inventors spend a great deal of time and effort obtaining their patents. Once a patent is secured, however, its owner will need to focus on how to manufacture, distribute and market the product it represents. Fortunately, patent law encompasses more than just obtaining a patent. It can help protect the patent from being used by anyone without permission.
Many Texas residents use wristbands made by Apple, Inc., or Fitbit, Inc. The devices contain technology that a company called Valencell claims is being used without its permission. As a result, the company recently filed a patent law case against the two companies alleging that they infringed on Valencell's patents.
Applying for a patent can be a time-consuming and complicated process. It might not surprise some Texas applicants that denials and rejections are often part of the patent law process. Fortunately, that does not necessarily mean there is no recourse.