actual abandonment


Definitions of actual abandonment


the act of intentionally giving up the right to patent protection

Defendant raised the defenses of both constructive and actual abandonment


when one spouse has physically moved out of the marital home and does not intend to return to continue the marriage; the physical abandonment of one spouse by the other, without their consent

When there is no actual abandonment, the courts can impose an abandonment claim based on the actions of the parties.