IP: Patent Office Trials - A Good Way To Deal With Bad Patents?

Many companies have decided that litigating patent validity in the PTO is the way to go.

February 26, 2013

Even if they’ve never faced a patent infringement lawsuit filed in federal district court, virtually every inside counsel has had to deal with a letter containing notice of alleged patent infringement. Whether it’s the technology your company sells or the commonplace functionality of your company’s website, a variety of activities serve to create exposure to allegations of patent infringement. Although strong doubts may exist about the validity of the claimed patent, the costs and the uncertainty that go into proving that invalidity before a jury remain daunting.

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Jake M. Holdreith

Partner

Member of the Executive Board

Cyrus A. Morton

Partner

Chair, Patent Office Trials Group

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