AIA

For a cash-constrained company, IPR proceedings give them options to challenge a patent without taking on the burden of full-blown litigation. Even if a company has the means to take […]

Judge: “Am I never to hear the truth?” Counsel: “No, my lord, merely the evidence.” -Peter Murphy, Practical Guide to Evidence

“I made three arguments in every case. First came the one I had planned-as I thought, logical, coherent, complete. Second was the one actually presented – interrupted, incoherent, disjointed, disappointing. […]

IP strategy

To successfully license in today’s environment, it is often necessary to file a patent infringement suit to convince a potential licensee to seriously engage in licensing negotiations and close a […]

IP games are being played on all sides, resulting in demon dialogues, negative patterns and quick escalations to legal actions. In order to foster productive discussions, both sides need to […]

Litigation tends to follow the industries where the real innovations are being made, and where the potential for huge profits are. –William J Marsden Jr.

Long past are the days when technology and IP were less used strategic tools. Today, when technology and patents are considered a strong actor in business development, a patent analyst’s […]

Ambiguity is never going to be completely eliminated. In fact, the courts have told us some ambiguity in patents is acceptable. But ambiguity is also the fuel for disputes. If […]

We don’t like litigation. There’s nothing great about it. We‘re not set up to engage in it. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming, distracting and it doesn’t look good for anybody to […]