Background Note | HBS Case Collection | July 2010

Remedies for Patent Infringement under U.S. Law

by Lena G. Goldberg and Chad Carr


Under the U.S. Patent Act, a patent owner has a statutory right to exclude others from engaging in the unauthorized production, use, sale, or importation of a patented invention. This note examines how that right is enforced and what remedies a patent owner has when that right is violated.

Keywords: Innovation and Invention; Patents; Law Enforcement; Rights; United States;


Goldberg, Lena G., and Chad Carr. "Remedies for Patent Infringement under U.S. Law." Harvard Business School Background Note 311-020, July 2010.