“Is Your Work-in-Process Inventory a Patent Risk? Even Temporary Patent Infringement is Actionable,” William S. Nabors, Esq.

Many commercial products are manufactured through a series of steps. Though the focus in many patent infringement cases is on products in their final state, some patents may claim features having attributes or conditions that only exist temporarily during the manufacturing process. Gemtron v. Saint-Gobain illustrates why it is important to be on guard for patent infringement during all phases of your products’ production processes.