It has been said that the worth of a patent is never truly determined until it is litigated. In preparing and prosecuting patent applications (and to a lesser degree trademark applications), firms may utilize personnel who have little or no appreciation for the legal issues which may ultimately render the patent in question unenforceable, invalid, or simply too narrow to be of any practical value. What may appear to be a perfectly good patent on its face when issued may in fact have one or more latent defects which ultimately degrade or significantly devalue the patent.
Accordingly, it is imperative that each application and response be carefully reviewed by personnel knowledgeable in such issues. Having reviewed literally thousands of patents in support of acquisition diligence, assertion, and litigation, our firm members are highly sensitized to producing a legally defensible product which will stand up under the rigors of litigation.