Intellectual Property

IP Owners Beware

It is important for founders and IP owners to be wary of the practice derogatorily referred to as “patent trolling.” This practice occurs when a company that has a patent right, either through development or acquisition, enforces those rights against other businesses in an opportunistic manner and typically without any intention to practice, manufacture or market the patented invention. Take precautions against getting tied up in IP litigation by making IP protection a foremost consideration when forming a company. Litigation can be very time consuming, extremely expensive and can greatly inhibit an investor’s willingness to get involved in your endeavor.