enforceability of patent
- The ability of a patent owner to bring a lawsuit against a party who uses, makes, or sells a patented invention without permission. This right lasts for the term of the patent plus an additional six years under legal time limitations for filing such a lawsuit
- The company's legal team sought to establish the enforceability of the patent for their new device.
- John was cautioned about the enforceability of the patent as he started selling his invention without proper authorization.
- Knowing the enforceability of the patent, the rival company refrained from copying the design.