Patent Litigation Services

LPO's Intellectual Property (IP) team delivers superior quality Intellectual Property Services that ensures protection of intellectual property and minimizes the likelihood of litigation. LPO IP Services provides Patent Litigation Services, Patents Services, Intellectual Property Asset Management, Patent Prosecution, Patent Portfolio Management.

Our team ensures that all patent-related details have been studied thoroughly and the case themes have been developed from the onset and updated regularly. Prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines are our primary focus.

There are several strategic issues that must be considered carefully as soon as the charge of infringement is made. In almost every situation, a patent infringement study that leads to a patent infringement opinion should be commenced immediately in order to evaluate the risk of the patent infringement charge and also to provide a basis for avoiding a willful infringement charge by the competitor in the event of a patent infringement lawsuit.

If willful infringement is found, damages can be increased by as much as three times the actual damages. It should be mentioned that patent infringement opinions often include a discussion of the validity of the allegedly infringed patent.

There are several items needed in order to produce a competent patent infringement opinion. Most obviously, a copy of the allegedly infringed patent must be obtained if not already provided by the competitor in the cease and desist letter. U.S. patents are public documents that are available from several sources, including public libraries, commercial services, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The next item is the file history of the patent, sometimes called the file wrapper. The file history is the entire written correspondence made between the applicant for the patent and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This file history includes, at a minimum, a copy of the patent application as filed, communication from the patent examiner in charge of the application, and communication from the applicant to the patent examiner.

The file history remains confidential and unavailable to the public during pendency of the application, but becomes publicly available once the patent is issued. The file histories are kept at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and can be copied by the public. More services visit