Patent Prosecutors Must Focus On Enforcement Trends

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 8:38 PM EST) -- The role of a patent prosecutor involves more than just obtaining a patent. The role also includes ensuring that the patent is enforceable. A patent has little value if it does not provide at least a threat of enforcement. The changing patent enforcement landscape makes obtaining a patent with a high enforcement value more difficult. And, since litigating a patent typically occurs years after a patent’s issuance, prosecuting with an eye to enforcement should keep evolving legal trends in mind. A single legislative change or court...
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