Developing a Patent Infringement Risk-Assessment Strategy - How to plan for being accused of infringement

Given the growing prominence of patent-litigation-related stories in the media, it is not surprising one of the first questions new or prospective clients ask is some variation of “How can I tell if my new product infringes someone else’s patent? ”

Unfortunately, the reality is that asking whether you infringe a patent is the wrong question. You are almost certainly doing something that a patent owner can merely accuse of patent infringement, and that accusation alone will force you to spend money you do not want to spend. This is a non-negligible risk for anyone doing business in this country today. Instead, businesses should be asking their patent counsel how to reduce the chances of being accused of infringement in the first place.

Originally published in Oregon Business - February 2014.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Lane Powell PC - Intellectual Property Law Blog | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Lane Powell PC - Intellectual Property Law Blog on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×