Patent Owners Taking Global View In Enforcement Efforts

Law360 (July 18, 2018, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The challenges of U.S. patent litigation, combined with increasing levels of comfort with courts in Europe and Asia, are driving companies in high-stakes disputes to increasingly look beyond the U.S. and adopt global enforcement strategies.

Lawsuits between companies, both foreign and domestic, over patents have historically been focused in U.S. courts. But more patent owners in recent years have begun to view infringement disputes with their competitors as a global affair, filing lawsuits in courts around the world.

"So much of the litigation was done here for years," Wayne Stacy of Baker Botts LLP said. "There are other locations now that...

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