Terms of Service ("Terms")

Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the www.patentengine.net website (the "Service") operated by Patent Engine LLC ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you may not access the Service.

Accounts

When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Intellectual Property

The content elements displayed and/or downloadable on/from this Service, including graphic images (logos), ranking results, relevancy results, pitch documents, prior art reports, downloadable digital files, and all of the features of this Service, including this Service's designs, trade dress, logos, pages, data, information, software, data compilations, digital downloads, icons, html code, json/xml code, API data, and products or services obtained from this Service ("the Content") is the exclusive property of Patent Engine LLC. The Content is protected by national and international laws, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress and other intellectual property laws. Any Content accessed or downloaded by You (whether or not such access or download was authorized) transfers no right, title or interest in or to such Content or any intellectual property rights therein. All right, title and interest in and to such Content shall remain the exclusive property of Patent Engine LLC. No Content may be used, copied, displayed, transmitted or otherwise exploited via any means except as expressly permitted herein. Patent Engine LLC hereby expressly reserves all rights in relation to the Service and Content not expressly granted herein.

Media Exception. A member of the media, including a newspaper, magazine, website (blog), or any other service acting as a member of the media ("the Media") may use our graphic images ("Logo") and may use the general information in the footer and/or About Us section of this Service ("Basic Information") solely for the purpose of reporting about the Service. This non-exclusive license is free and does not require the Media to contact us prior to use of this information, but does not grant the Media any right to sub-license this information to any other party.

Government Works Exception. Patent Engine LLC does not claim any intellectual property rights, including copyright, over original government works.

PERMITTED USE OF OUR DATA AND DATABASES

Except as defined in this section, any and all Content available, such as ranking, relevancy, pitch data, prior art information, or other output generated by Patent Engine LLC, shall not be reproduced, revealed, published, distributed, or otherwise made available in whole or in part to anyone else unless required by law. All Content is licensed and not sold or assigned. You acknowledge that the Service and Content are subject to the copyright and other proprietary rights of Patent Engine LLC and you will not commit or permit any act or omission that would impair our rights.

We grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access and use the Service and its Content. You may share insubstantial parts of this Service and Content, such as your tier, rank, relevancy, pitch document for your law firm, or prior art results, with anyone by providing a link to our website or printing the proper website page as a pdf or physical printout. If your subscription rights permit it, you may also download and temporarily store insubstantial portions of Content that you license to one personal computer storage device under your exclusive control.

You may not copy, download, store, publish, transmit, transfer, sell or otherwise use the Content in any form or by any means, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement. You may not store or use the Content to create an archival, a searchable database, or spreadsheet of more than an insubstantial portion of the Content. You shall not sell, license, or distribute any of the Content, including an insubstantial portion, to any third party.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service contains links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Patent Engine LLC.

Patent Engine LLC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Patent Engine LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the Terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Our Warranties and Disclaimers

We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS, NEITHER PATENT ENGINE LLC NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE ARE NOT OFFERING LEGAL ADVICE. WE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ABLE TO PREDICT THE MOST RELEVANT ATTORNEY OR LAW FIRM. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.

Liability for our Services

WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, PATENT ENGINE LLC, AND PATENT ENGINE LLC’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PATENT ENGINE LLC, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES IN THE PAST SIX (6) MONTHS (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).

IN ALL SITUATIONS, PATENT ENGINE LLC, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE. FOR EXAMPLE, WE CANNOT PREDICT WHO A CLIENT WILL CHOOSE TO HIRE FOR ANY CASE. WE OFFER SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE, BUT THE CLIENT IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HIRING DECISIONS. YOU MAY NOT HOLD PATENT ENGINE LLC LIABLE BECAUSE YOU FEEL THAT OUR SERVICES SUGGESTED THAT YOU SHOULD BE HIRED, BUT THE CLIENT DECIDED TO HIRE A DIFFERENT LAWYER OR LAW FIRM.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Illinois, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new Terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. These Terms were last updated on July 12, 2015.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new Terms, please stop using the Service.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.