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infringe (up)on something

to interfere with the rights of someone or with someone's property rights; to encroach on something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) You are infringing upon my right to free speech. lam not infringing on your property. I'm in my own yard.
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Under the Provider Liability Law, a TSP's liability to a third party claiming infringement generally is limited, unless it knows or has reason to know that information on its network infringes on the rights of a third party.
International Trade Commission dismissed the Genentech complaint against Novo Nordisk that the production of Novo Nordisk's human growth hormone product, NORDITROPIN(R), infringes process patents held by Genentech, Inc.
We will, of course, request a full trial in order to prove that these devices infringe our patent and should be removed from the market.
The Court of Appeals also affirmed the District Court's determination that VERTEX[R] Reconstruction System screws, for use in the upper thoracic spine, do not literally infringe the '678 patent, but ruled that there is an issue of fact as to infringement under the doctrine of equivalents that can proceed to trial.
As part of the resolution of the lawsuit, National Public Seating agreed to change the design of its Melody chairs so that they no longer infringe on Wenger's trade dress rights.
As part of the resolution of the lawsuit, the defendants agreed to change the design of their music chairs so that they no longer infringe on Wenger's trade dress rights.
The Court in the first grant found that the Profile Harmony machine and its use did not infringe the '666 patent.
The ITC has confirmed the administrative law judge's determination that certain of SG's power-supply controllers infringe Power Integrations U.
In two motions, Insmed and its co-defendants requested the Court to find that they did not infringe the 414 patent and the 151 patent.
As part of the settlement, Shaka has agreed to not infringe Crocs' patents and trade dress in the future, and Crocs has released Shaka and its customers of any past liability.