Clients always ask how long will it take to obtain a patent after an application is filed? This question is an important one since a patent owner has no rights to enforce against potential infringers until a patent actually issues.
A common tactic of patent trolls is to sue buyers of patented items for infringement based upon the buyer’s use of the goods. If you are faced with such a claim, don’t overlook the UCC’s warranty against infringement. In New