4 Mistakes Lawyers Make In Negotiating Patent Settlements

By Erin Coe (January 12, 2016, 2:01 PM EST) -- Most patent suits settle, but attorneys who only focus on the immediate suit at hand, fail to understand their clients' industries and goals, and misjudge the confidentiality of settlement talks may be exposing clients to further litigation down the road.

Here, attorneys point to four big mistakes attorneys make when working to settle a patent fight.

Viewing the Case Just From Your Client's Perspective

While lawyers are trained to zealously advocate for their clients, attorneys should be upfront with clients about any downfalls in their side's position and where opposing counsel might poke holes in their arguments that could score points...

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