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That was an excellent answer - partly because it says what I hoped it would say ha ha.
Thanks for that.

After looking at your "doctrine of equivalents" Wikipedia link - I believe that the vast majority of alternative methods to replace my connectivity would easily be subject to the "triple identity" test and would answer yes to each of the statements (down below for others).  There is always that tough call on whether to consult a $400/hr attorney on everything related to patents.

Thanks for the help Brad

"Triple Identity" test applied to individual claims:
1.  Performs substantially the same function
2.  In substantially the same way
3.  To yield substantially the same result

Hi all - would like your thoughts on this

I was issued a utility patent in August this year and I have a Continuation in Part going through review now.

My patent is a system of objects that connect together.  The real novelty of this patent is the fact that the objects connect to each other, not the method they use to connect.

That said - I have 5 or 6 claims each with a method of connectivity of these objects.
Let's say one claim is with latches, another claim is with complimentary-shaped interlocking sleeves, another claim is with hooks and springs.

If someone was to copy my exact system and have the same novelty of the connectivity between objects but use springs for connectivity instead of one of my claimed methods - would that be considered a patent infringement?

Thank you!

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