Your patent is yours: you worked for it, and now you need to protect it. Unfortunately, protecting your patent is oftentimes easier said than done. In California, patent issues arise all the time. In some of the toughest cases, patent litigation may be inevitable. Some people who are facing these issues may think, how did it ever come to this?
There are a number of different ways in which patent litigation may arise with your legal issues. For example, a patent grants you the exclusive right to your invention. If you see that another entity is taking advantage of your exclusive rights, that may be patent infringement. Although the path to patent litigation in this type of situation may not be immediate, such a case could arise from this type of scenario.
But, there is another situation that can be even more troubling: someone might claim that your patent isn’t even valid. In such a case, you might find yourself on defense, fighting to protect your patent rights.
Different situations, different solutions
These are just a couple of examples of how patent litigation might arise. Sometimes there simply isn’t a clear way to predict whether or not your patent issues will ultimately result in litigation. However, if it is a possibility, it is something to plan for. At our law firm, we understand that most people want to avoid patent litigation if at all possible. But, we also know that sometimes litigation is necessary. In those situations, we fight for our clients’ patent rights. For more information, please visit the patent litigation overview section of our law firm’s website.