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Posted by: Brad
« on: December 24, 2018, 02:55:09 PM »

It will all depend on how the allowed claims are worded.

If the allowed claims of the patent do not specify how the components are connected and only claim a widget that comprises A, B, C, and D then if someone added piece Z they would likely infringe that claim, even if piece Z was in a different place or if A, B, C, and D were not arranged as you had originally intended.

Posted by: newpatenter
« on: December 24, 2018, 10:24:45 AM »

My invention has A, B, C and D components and they are connected with each other with that order.

Somebody claims to have a new invention with an addition component Z:

Case 1:
If the Z component is added between A and B, does his new invention, A, Z, B, C and D, infringe my invention?

Case 1b:
For the Case 1, if Z improves (better results, easier for B,C,D components) the invention a lot, does this new invention infringe my invention?

Case 1c:
For the Case 1, if Z doesn't improve the invention a lot, does this new invention infringe my invention?

Case 2:
If the Z component is added before A or after D, does his new invention infringe my invention?

Merry Christmas!

James