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Evaluating patents For enforcement

I. Introduction to Contingent Fee Representation:

  1. The Importance of Patent Enforcement to a Patent Owner.

  2. Why You Should Consider Contingent Fee Representation.

  3. Why is it Important to Create a Patent Portfolio “Worthy of” Contingent Fee Representation?

  4. How to Create a Valuable Patent Portfolio.

  5. Some of the Many Ways You Can Lose Your Patents or Won't Be Able to Assert Your Rights.

II. Evaluating a Matter for Contingent Fee Representation:

  1. Starting the Due Diligence Process:
    What Information do Contingent Fee Patent Lawyers Need From a Prospective Client

  2. A Good Case:
    What Makes a Good Contingent Fee Patent Case?

    1. Patent Title and Term:
      What do Contingent Fee Patent Lawyers Look for When Considering Patent Title and Term?

    2. Continuity:
      What do Contingent Fee Patent Lawyers Look for When Considering Continuity?

    3. Validity:
      What do Contingent Fee Patent Lawyers Look for When Considering Validity During Due Diligence?

      1. Duty of Candor:

      2. Subject Matter:
        Making Sense of the Mess Caused by Alice, and Evaluating a Contingent Fee Patent Matter for Subject Matter Eligibility.

      3. Novelty and Non-Obviousness:
        What do Contingent Fee Lawyers Consider when Evaluating Novelty and Non-Obviousness?

    4. Specification Based Defenses:
      What do Contingent Fee Lawyers Look for When Considering Specification Based Defenses?

    5. Infringement:
      Why do Contingent Fee Lawyers Look for Industry-Wide Infringement?