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Can You Infringe on Someone’s Patent With Your Own?

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Ben Leonard’s background and why he started Beast Gear
  • Ben talks about getting IP protection and how he ended up with an IP infringement lawsuit in Germany
  • What attorneys look at when handling cases of IP infringement and how a declaratory judgment action can help with patent infringement cases
  • The benefits of working with professional IP lawyers and obtaining IP protection
  • How IP protection helps entrepreneurs looking to sell and exit their businesses
  • How Ben sold his business and how he helps other entrepreneurs sell their businesses
  • Rich talks about Thrasio’s IP attorneys and their acquisition strategies
  • How to get in touch with Ben Leonard

In this episode…

Getting a patent is meant to protect the patent holder’s design for their product. A patent gives the holder an advantage over others who might want to use the same design to create their own products.

However, having a patent doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to infringe on someone else’s patent. There are situations where your registered design could be similar to what someone else had already patented—and this could lead to lawsuits being filed against you. In such cases, your intellectual property (IP) attorney must take the time to research and investigate further on the matter.

In this episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Ben Leonard, the Founder of Beast Gear, to discuss how you can infringe on another person’s patent—even if you’ve registered your own. Ben shares his own experience dealing with an IP lawsuit and talks about the benefits of working with professional IP attorneys. He also talks about selling his business and how he helps other entrepreneurs through the process.

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Goldstein Patent Law, a firm that helps protect inventors’ ideas and products. They have advised and obtained patents for thousands of companies over the past 25 years. So if you’re a company that has a software, product, or design you want protected, you can go to https://goldsteinpatentlaw.com/. They have amazing free resources for learning more about the patent process.

You can email their team at welcome@goldsteinpc.com to explore if it’s a match to work together. Rich Goldstein has also written a book for the American Bar Association that explains in plain English how patents work, which is called ‘The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent.’

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