A Legal Research Tool
Patent Defenses is a unique legal research tool for businesses and individuals to find information about possible defenses to patent infringement claims under U.S. law.
3 Ways to Use Patent Defenses
- Search for a specific term or keyword. The search box in the upper left-hand side of the page can be used to search Patent Defenses for a keyword or phrase. For example, search “double patenting,” “exhaustion,” or “Princo” (or other case name), and then click on the section(s) of interest in the search results.
- Browse topics of interest. Patent Defenses is organized into easy-to-navigate sections found in the left-hand column of the page. Simply select a category on the left-hand column to learn more about that subject. For example, information about “direct” and “indirect” infringement can be found by expanding the “Non-Infringement” section.
- Explore “Recent Case Highlights.” Short summaries of selected recent patent decisions can be found by selecting “Recent Case Highlights” in the left-hand column. These decisions are also referenced elsewhere in Patent Defenses.