5 Tips For Managing A Joint Defense In Patent Suits

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT) -- Defendants facing an infringement suit brought by a patent-holding company may band together in a joint defense group to save money and reduce inefficiency. But working with competitors presents its own set of challenges, which firms will need to take into account when building a defense strategy, attorneys say.

Lawyers who have participated in joint defense groups, some involving hundreds of companies, shared their tips for mounting a successful defense with Law360.

1. Make sure your client's business objectives are served by a joint defense...
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