IP Practice: Dewey & LeBoeuf

Law360, New York (October 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With an expanding number of ways to invalidate patents, applicants are forced to make tough decisions about the scope of their intellectual property, according to Barbara Caulfield, co-chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s IP litigation group and managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office.

“Common wisdom used to be to have a broader patent that you can sweep more [potential infringers] under so you have more people to sue,” Caulfield said. “It is true theoretically, but when you look at how much patents are tested,...
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