Pre-litigation Opinion on Patent Infringement and Validity


Summary

This practice note addresses how counsel for a patent owner should conduct a pre-litigation infringement and validity investigation and analysis before filing an infringement suit. Counsel should also consider recording the investigation and analysis in a pre-litigation opinion letter. If you are new to patent practice see Patent Law Fundamentals Resource Kit for introductory information. For a sample pre-litigation opinion letter see Pre-litigation Opinion Letter to Patent Owner (Patent Infringement and Validity).