The Art Of Patent War

Law360, New York (February 2, 2010, 3:04 PM EST) -- You open the envelope and read the letter. You have been not so subtlety “invited” to license a group of patents. The letter also intimates that such patents are ostensibly licensed to one or more visible members of your industry.

More and more frequently, as tough economic times continue to plague the American landscape, unholy entities known as “Patent Trolls[1]” are the authors of such “invitations.” You are now a target — inaction can be costly or deadly.

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