The number of patent infringement lawsuits filed in United States district courts has continually increased. Such litigation results when the protection of inventions or the entry of a new product into the market is not properly managed. This practical book provides a well-considered plan for invention protection and management that can be used effectively to avoid expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes company-killing patent infringement litigation. However, because not all patent infringement litigation can be avoided, the second part of this important book explains how to manage patent infringement litigation should it become necessary. This book is perfect for corporate counsel and executives, and provides information on the management of invention protection; the characteristics of a high quality patent; avoiding patent infringement litigation from an offensive and defensive perspective; how to evaluate a patent before litigation: and how to make a patent ready for negotiation. settlement, or litigation. In addition, multiple appendices have been added to provide examples of documents used in invention protection and patent infringement litigation.The disadvantage of a patent is that it is an instruction manual on how to make and use an invention. Because the focus of this book is on patents, the following paragraphs assume that a business has decided that patents will be at the heart ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Patent Infringement Litigation Handbook|
|Author||:||Alan R. Thiele, Judith R. Blakeway, Charles M. Hosch|
|Publisher||:||American Bar Association - 2010|