January 3, 2017

Strategic Analysis Leads to Quick Settlement of Patent Infringement Claim

A small oil field services company was sued by a behemoth in its industry for patent infringement. Facing a costly and time-intensive uphill battle, the company turned to us, looking for inventive, insightful ways to obtain a favorable settlement and avoid continued litigation.

Two devices were at issue, and each required a very different approach:

For the first device, we challenged the validity of the patent. After developing thorough invalidity contentions and comprehensive claim charts, we obtained a favorable settlement.

For the second device, we leveraged our experience and knowledge in oil field technology to attack a key claim term in the patent and pinpoint a precise definition, within which the device at issue did not fit. Our client was able to settle the claim and avoid the time and expense of going to trial.

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