The U.S. Patent Litigation Process

Irfan Lateef and Marko Zoretic are Partners at Knobbe Martens in Irvine, California.  Mr. Zoretic is also an Osgoode Hall Law School graduate (2003) and is the founder and President of the Canadian American Bar Association.

Canadian companies of all sizes can find themselves embroiled in patent infringement lawsuits south of the border, as a patent infringement plaintiff or defendant.  Unfortunately, U.S. patent infringement lawsuits are typically expensive, complex, intrusive, lengthy, and time-consuming.  And they can also be extremely important—often threatening a company’s survival or catapulting a company to great success.  Here, we provide some basic information about the U.S. patent litigation process.

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