5 Strategies For A Joint Patent Infringement Defense

Law360, San Diego (August 5, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT) -- With a surge of patent infringement suits targeting multiple companies, defendants can often put themselves in a stronger position by pooling resources together in a joint defense group.

Over the past decade, plaintiffs have been rounding up a greater number of defendants in patent litigation, and the significant growth in multidefendant suits is expected to continue, according to Joshua Walker, co-founder of Lex Machina Inc., an intellectual property statistics clearinghouse.

While 2001 showed 71 patent suits targeting between six and 15 defendant clusters, with each cluster...
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