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by mikecTH » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:33 pm

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone has any knowledge or experience of this please.

Today we noticed today that a new project materialised on Kickstarter and it appears to be in direct breach of our granted patent.

Does anyone have any experience of this ? Are kickstarter pro-active in these areas and are they obliged to provide the details of the offending project creator so that our legal team can send them the required notices etc ? (cease and desist)

What territories are covered by Patents on Kickstarter, is it where kickstarter organisation is based, or only if the creator exports to the territories covered by the patent. There seems to be some information on Kickstarter about Trademarks and copyright, but nothing about patents.

Our campaign clearly states that we have patents granted and the other campaign has used the same keywords in the title.

After it is brought to the attention of kickstarter are there any obligations on them in terms of hosting material by a creator which may be in contravention to a granted patent ?

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by lowkey » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:15 pm

if they practised sales in your country or have any representative entity within your patent granted then you can do something about it.

else, i dont think thats a big issue. much like every watches there is in the crowdfunding arena nowadays.
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by eMinnow » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:58 pm

Don't forget, a patent is only as good as the money you have to defend it! :)
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