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Patent infringement is the commission of a prohibited act with respect to a patented invention without permission from the patent holder. Permission may typically be granted in the form of a license. The definition of patent infringement may vary by jurisdiction, but it typically includes using or selling the patented invention. In many countries, a use is required to be commercial (or to have a commercial purpose) to constitute patent infringement.
The scope of the patented invention or the extent of protection is defined in the claims of the granted patent. In other words, the terms of the claims inform the public of what is not allowed without the permission of the patent holder.
Patents are territorial, and infringement is only possible in a country where a patent is in force. For example, if a patent is granted in the United States, then anyone in the United States is prohibited from making, using, selling or importing the patented item, while people in other countries may be free to exploit the patented invention in their country. The scope of protection may vary from country to country, because the patent is examined -or in some countries not substantively examined- by the patent office in each country or region and may be subject to different patentability requirements.

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    VIC Traffic Infringement Withdrawn and nothing more

    I received a Traffic Infringement Notice as was stopped for not slowing down whilst coming off one freeway and joining another. The Limit reduced to 80 and I continued at the speed which was clocked at 108kmh, it was over the Xmas period, roads were empty and there was no other vehicles around...
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    Criminal Infringement Notice listed on Criminal Record?

    Hi All, Will CIN be listed on criminal record issued by AFP or on NPC? I am referring to CIN for speeding and shoplifting (both only CIN) and the policed confirmed if anyone asked have you been “convicted”? The answer is a NO. Thanks All.
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    QLD Incorrect licence on unpaid rego infringement

    I received traffic infringements for 1 x unregistered vehicle & 1 x unregistered vehicle over 31 days. The car was not mine and I was using it solely to assist my friends mother with some odd jobs. The infringements have been passed to SPER and both notices have incorrect licence details on...
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    VIC Parking infringement at a uni

    Hi all, my bf has a parking fine at university melbourne last week. It was a hefty sum for parking in loading zone?? I am curious as im wondering if Melbourne uni have the right to enforce infringements ?? And what happens if you dont pay. I believe on the receipt it does say Infringement act...
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    VIC Company Car Parking Infringement

    I have been asked to research into an issue with a parking penalty issued. A company car was being driven by an employee who parked in a truck zone and was fined. Who is responsible for paying the fine? Do we have to nominate the driver? Finally if the employee didn't hand the fine over...
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    QLD Defective Infringement Notice - speeding

    Hi all, Hopefully this is a straight forward question. I got pulled over on the M1 and was told i was speeding. I denied that i was. I was breathalyzed and passed. It was 9.30am weekday so lots of traffic and hard to be speeding... especially 13km's over limit. I got given a ticket ($266...
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    SA Radar speed infringement

    I received a speeding infringement while travelling for business through SA. This was in a construction zone. I was speeding so accepted the fine. When trying to pay the fine online it would not accept the notice number. After calling the SA police I was told the fine was withdrawn, a few days...
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    VIC Time limitation for speeding infringement?

    I've received an infringement notice for a speeding offence that was committed over a year ago (20 January 2018). The offence was for less than 10km over the limit ($198 fine); so it's probably not worth hiring a lawyer and spending time in court, but I'm wondering if it's legal; is there such a...
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    QLD Infringement notice incorrect

    Hi, I accidentally ran a red light in the city that had just turned red ( I was trying to find somewhere to park on the side of the road and not paying full attention) Anyway a police man pulled me over and gave me the relevant fine. But completely got the car wrong. I was driving a silver...
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    VIC No notification of Infringement Notice - Sheriffs involved

    Hi there, on 31st Jan 2019, my father recently was blocked in by sheriff officers at a local car park notifying him that he has an outstanding infringement notice back in April 2017 for parking within a loading zone. The sheriff officers stated that he must pay the infringement notice on the...