Quoting Justin B Rye (email@example.com): > It's "legal responsibility as regards patents" (the noun > interpretation). When I look for a definition online the best one I > can find is... the one in http://www.debian.org/reports/patent-faq! > > # Liability is a legal responsibility that is enforceable by a court. In > # this document we use term "patent liability" to encompass orders that > # a court can give if a party is found to infringe a patent. [...] > > I suspect the equivalent in French law is something like > "responsibilité de brevets", though Google doesn't show me any very > convincing hits for that. From Justin explanations, I see this as "la personne juridiquement responsable à propos d'un brevet". If the patent is own by a given company, then patent liability concerns that company. If the patent is owned by an individual, then patent liability belongs to this individual. I understand this as "who can enforce the patent in a court". Depending on the context, that can also be "who can be sued for a patent infrigment".
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