Terms of Service

By using the libpatent.com web site ("Service"), or any services of libpatent ("libpatent"), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service").


If libpatent makes material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on our site before the changes are effective. The most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://libpatent.com/terms_of_service.


Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of access to libpatent.


Confidentiality

Libpatent will not disclose account information to other parties without your explicit action directing libpatent to share information with other users. For example, Libpatent enables you to share work product with colleagues. Aside from user directed sharing features, all site activity will remain confidential.


Data Quality

The data available at libpatent is known to have errors.


Account

Creating a libpatent account does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and libpatent. A libpatent account is limited to access to the libpatent search and analysis service website at http://libpatent.com.

You must be 13 years or older to use this Service.


You must be a human.


You must provide your name and email address to create an acccount.


Your login may only be used by one person.


You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. libpatent cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.


One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account.


You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.


Free Service Tier

The free service tier may change at any time. It is offered in the spirit of a free trial, is somewhat experimental, and may be ended or changed at any time with or without notice.


Pro Service Tier

The Research and Monitoring pro service tiers are for individual users. Libpatent may discontinue a paid user's account with a refund of the most recent service payment.


The spirit of this restriction is to prevent abuse. Please purchase a pro subscription for each individual user of the service. Bulk discounts are available when purchasing more than one seat.


Accounts may also be closed for excessive usage at Libpatent's discretion. An example of excessive usage is using automated scripts to download data in bulk. Please contact robert@libpatent.com to discuss bulk data services. Libpatent will make an effort to contact the user to discuss what is going on before closing an account.



General Terms

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.


You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by libpatent.


If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage (as determined solely by libpatent) of other libpatent customers, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your file hosting until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.


libpatent does not warrant that (i) the service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.


You expressly understand and agree that libpatent shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if libpatent has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third-party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to the service.


The failure of libpatent to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and libpatent and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and libpatent (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). You agree that these Terms of Service and Your use of the Service are governed under Oregon law.


Libpatent does not provide legal advice through the website. IF YOU HAVE A LEGAL QUESTIONS OR ARE SEEKING LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE RETAIN AN ATTORNEY. NO INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS LEGAL ADVICE -- INFORMATION MAY BE INACCURATE, OUT OF DATE, OR MAY NOT APPLY TO SPECIFIC LEGAL SITUATIONS OR QUESTIONS.