Might No One Have Standing To Bring Suit?

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Licensing is an integral part of today's business strategy and patent portfolio management. While the licensor and licensee can divide between them the variety of rights associated with a patent, it is important to understand that express language conferring a right is not necessarily effective. The right to sue those who infringe a patent has proven to be particularly troublesome to transfer by way of license agreement.

A recent Federal Circuit ruling, Morrow v. Microsoft (06-1512; Sept. 19, 2007), highlights one such example of a trap...
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