Patent Litigation: preventive measures

The Douglas J. Kline has a nice article in the Technology Review that outlines a typical patent infringement suit. Kline also gives three tips for preparing for litigation well in advance:

1) Thoroughly and diligently prosecute your patents.
2) Learn about your competition and draft patents that cover competitor’s technology.
3) Identify competitor’s patents early in your product development and consider design-arounds.

See my earlier posts on claim drafting tips here and here.