The Game Begins: Strategies for the Early Stages of Patent Litigation - The Claimant's View

Lifecycle of a Smart Idea

27 July 2020

As long ago as 1892, a judge reportedly said that, short of losing all his family by influenza, the worst thing that could happen to a person was to become involved in patent litigation. Is this still the case, or are there sound strategies and tactics which can make the experience more gainful, resulting in protection for your IP and your business?

Gowling WLG's IP professionals from around the world examine patent litigation strategy in the early stages. Topics include:

  • Which jurisdiction is best?
  • If you are a likely defendant is it best to get in first with an invalidity action?
  • Are there different levels of court available and if so which is best?
  • How can you manage costs so they do not run away?
  • What are the key early steps to build the best platform for the case ahead?
  • Is there any merit in seeking interim relief?

This was the sixth installment in our "Lifecycle of a Smart Idea" series, which is dedicated to helping you maximize opportunities and minimize risk when taking your innovative ideas to the global market.

Our GoXL platform offers additional commentaries on this webinar and easy access to knowledge you need to compete in today's global market. Learn more about GoXL.

We very much look forward to seeing you at both of these webinars so you can be "battle ready" when the first bell sounds in patent litigation.

Stay tuned for the next webinar in our "Lifecycle of a smart idea" series.

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