infringement (of utility patent)
- Unauthorized production, sale, or usage of an invention that replicates or mimics the function and method of a patented one
- The competitor company faced charges for infringement of a utility patent as they were selling copied versions of a patented product.
- Selling gadgets that imitate the patented device's functions can be considered an infringement of a utility patent.
- The small startup was accused of committing infringement of a utility patent when they began production of a similar product.