1. Steven sold his patented invention, a camera with a strap for carrying it, to various consumers. Because the strap has worn out, consumers have been replacing it. Discuss whether Steven’s invention has been infringed.
In an IP audit, a law firm discovers the client is not using the technology in two patents (which have upcoming maintenance fees due) and that other products are marked with patent numbers for a patent that expired last year. What should the firm recommend to the client?