27 Jan What is the best way to understand my litigation exposure?
The cost of patent litigation continues to rise and knowing what patents might threaten your products or services is essential to a company’s strategic plans. clearance searches identify patents and published applications that may pose an infringement risk either in the US or another jurisdiction of interest. Once a problematic patent or published application is identified, determining the enforceability of that patent is important and can be determined via an invalidity search.
In the case of a problematic published application, monitoring the prosecution developments via PAIR Alerts, will give you up-to-date status and a better understanding of your exposure to that application. Additionally, periodic monitoring of industry, technology or competitor companies through PatentWatch will allow you to know what technology is covered by patents, who owns the patents, and enables you to run analytics on your competitor’s IP portfolios.