November 2022 Bar Bulletin
By Jeff Danley
An introduction to patent litigation for small- and medium-sized businesses (part four in a series of four articles)
The Case Timeline
Patent litigation can last for a long time. From the filing of the complaint through trial, the schedule for a patent case can be 18 to 24 months or longer. Even the large percentage of patent cases that settle before going to trial can last for over a year.
As with all lawsuits, patent suits start with a plaintiff using a complaint, in this case to make an infringement allegation against you and your company. After a management conference...