Technology: 5 Things Emerging Tech Companies Should Know About Litigation

Intellectual property and business litigation advice for emerging technology companies on issues like patent infringement and trade secret.

October 11, 2013

1. Patent wars aren’t just for smartphones.

Enforcement of patent rights has become more difficult and expensive than ever before. In the last decade, the Federal Circuit has reshaped much of the law that controls proof of patent infringement and damages. This shift has meant that patent holders may face more costs at every stage of litigation. Additionally, new trial-like proceedings before the Patent Office, created by the America Invents Act, provide more opportunities for competitors to attack an issued patent.

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Thomas C. Mahlum

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Co-Chair, Health Care Litigation Group

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