Patent Law FAQs: Patent Infringement
What is considered patent infringement and what are the consequences?
A patent strategy should be considered carefully for any company. In particular, start-up companies as well as companies developing new products are well advised to consider its product offerings and the real innovations it is bringing to market. A patent attorney or patent firm should be consulted and allowed to perform a due diligence review of the company's core assets/products to determine if there are potential areas of intellectual property protection. If the core assets of the company are determined protectable, patents are critical and necessary to compete in the marketplace, discourage copying and gain leverage. Patents also have a dramatic effect on the value of the technology by encouraging others to license the technology or face the consequences of patent infringement.
Patent Litigation Attorneys
Our Patent Litigation Attorneys have wide-ranging experience in prosecuting and defending against patent lawsuits before the United States District Courts and United States Court of Appeals. We are meticulous in our analysis of each of our Client's goals and protection from infringement. We carefully compare the patent registration with the allegedly infringing goods to ascertain whether or not the goods infringe the patent. We help our Clients establish their patent lawsuit goals, which may often include a successful defense against a patent infringement lawsuit and preserve their rights to sell certain goods, or to pursue a patent infringement lawsuit against infringers and stop (enjoin) those infringers from selling infringing goods and require the infringers to disgorge their profits and pay our Clients' losses. Our policy is to vigorously pursue every legal avenue to achieve favorable results for our Clients.
To that end, we consistently re-evaluate the possible results and risks of any patent infringement lawsuit, and communicate those possible results and risks to our Clients regularly. Moreover, our Attorneys adhere to the Ten Commandments of Litigation which we developed solely for the benefit of our Clients. You will find them on our site.
In synopsis, our experience includes handling cases alleging, among other things, direct and indirect patent infringement; infringement of utility, design, and plant patents; patent infringement by imported goods; and infringement of provisional patent rights before patent registration.
When you need the service of a Patent Litigation Attorney, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. We service clients all across the United States and internationally.