570. Order for delivery up.

570.     Order for delivery up.

An order may be made in infringement proceedings for the defendant to deliver up1 or destroy any patented product2 in relation to which the patent is infringed or any article in which that product is inextricably comprised3. Since, however, the object of such an order is to prevent further infringement, and not to punish the defendant, where possible the order will be restricted to removal and delivery up of infringing parts4. Delivery up may be refused of a machine that does not infringe until put into operation5