What is a Patent, and Why Is There Patent Litigation?
On its website, the United States Patent and Trademark Office describes a patent as “an intellectual property right granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that gives a patent owner the right ‘to exclude others from making using, offering for sales, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States’ for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted. The ‘invention’ is set forth by a patent’s ‘claims,’ and individual claims of a patent or patent application may be challenged . . . “
In simple English, a patent is a legal tool for protecting your invention for a set period of time, during which no one else can make, use or sell it. So, a patent gives you a limited-time monopoly that allows you to be the sole maker of your invention—which, obviously, has huge financial and marketing implications. In general, a patent can last up to 20 years from the time of filing, although the actual period depends on a variety of factors. Patents tend to be filed by inventors, entrepreneurs, universities, business start-ups and companies of all sizes.
In fact, wherever technology and the law collide, chances are it’s around patent litigation: legal action surrounding patent infringement. At Nexio, we represent parties on both sides of the equation: those who need to pursue patent violations, and those who need to defend patent infringement claims.
If you feel someone is illegally benefitting from your invention, or that you’re being unfairly targeted for marketing or selling a patented product, it’s time to call Nexio.
Patent Litigation: How We Fight for You
Nexio attorneys are highly experienced at patent litigation. We’re legal experts who “speak tech” effectively, so courts and juries fully appreciate your position. Using a thorough, methodical approach, we not only deliver winning results, but do so efficiently.
In fact, we’ve litigated hundreds of client patent cases—and have won or successfully resolved every one of them.
Some notable cases our attorneys have litigated include:
Represented a tool manufacturer in a series of patent infringement lawsuits, successfully settling the case.
Defended a manufacturer against patent infringement claims involving personalized streaming video and audio to mobile phones.
Represented a large lighting manufacturer against two patent trolls, yielding a multi-million dollar settlement in the client’s favor.
Successfully defended several design patent cases involving storage containers, smoking apparatuses, and other consumer products.