As patent assertions grow ever more common and frequent it is important to arm your company with defensive tools to counter such attacks. One such tool is a process to invalidate patents which present defensive risk or exposure to the company’s important revenue streams. Another technique is developing solid non-infringement arguments with ample support. Our firm provides such processes and techniques through a service we aptly call: PATENTBUSTERS®. The PATENTBUSTERS® concept is simple, yet effective. If you do not have a strong non-infringement argument, or in parallel with developing such an argument, you should seriously consider approaching the issue by “BUSTING” the patent. Our team is experienced and successful using a proven process for invalidating patents.
For example, using our PATENTBUSTERS® techniques, we have uncovered common yet hidden lethal mistakes, relatively easy for trained personnel to quickly identify, invalidating a number of patents; additionally we have studied patent file histories and uncovered problems invalidating patents being asserted against a party, when we have been asked to do so. For instance, we recently helped a Fortune 100 client eliminate a patent concern that might otherwise have resulted in them paying tens of millions in royalties.
WHAT TO DO
Before negotiating and/or settling with a party that has asserted one or more patent(s) against your company, you owe it to your shareholders to spend a relatively minimal amount of money to determine if the patent can be “busted”. To learn more about PATENTBUSTERS® please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.