Patent Infringement: Money Ain’t “Sic” Everything

Patent Infringement When hiring an attorney, another important issue for many clients is potential remedies.  When a patent holder believes a competitor is wrongly infringing on its patent, they may wonder exactly what remedies are available, particularly if their own business is being harmed by the infringing use.  Positively, the prevailing patent holder in a […]

Patent Searching Basics

As patent attorneys, we have access to subscription-based services that allow us to perform very refined searches of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) patent database. Moreover, we also utilize the services of professional patent search agents, many of whom use the same computerized search system that the patent examiners use. One or both […]

Patent Laches

The Defense If you are a small business owner, and have a reasonable belief that you may be infringing an issued patent, it is not uncommon, albeit not advisable, to plant the proverbial head in the sand. The hiring of a patent attorney for defense of a patent infringement claim can be an expensive undertaking for […]

Refill Your Toner Cartridges In The Warm Glow Of Freedom

The Litigation Overview In what has become a biannual tradition, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed a United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in the near unanimous Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc. decision (Justice Ginsburg dissented-in-part).  The decision was premised on the patent exhaustion doctrine.  The patent exhaustion doctrine […]