Marking

The placing the word “patent” or “patent pending” or “Patent application” along with the patent number on articles made by the patentee or a licensee. If the patentee fails to mark his or her products, then the patentee may recover only damages for infringement that occurred after the infringer has received actual notice through a charge of patent infringement. Mandatory in some countries before an infringement action can be issued. Also Called Notice.

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