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Patent Enforcement and Patent Infringement Videos

GPC Manages and Finances Patent Litigation

GPC Enforces Patent for Manufacturing Client

 

Enforcement of U.S. Patents

In the United States (and in most nations around the world), patent infringement is not a crime, so patent enforcement is the sole responsibility of the patent owner. A U.S. Patent identifies the inventor or inventors of the patented technology, and the patent may also show an “assignee” that is usually a business and the owner of the patent.

Whether the owner of a U.S. Patent is a person or persons, a business, or a university or any other type of entity – and regardless of where the owner of the U.S. Patent is located – it is the owner of the patent that is responsible for enforcement of the patent. In the U.S., patents are enforced by filing a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court. Many patent owners have secured multi-million dollar settlements from the patent infringement litigation they filed against infringers of their patents. However, it costs from several hundred thousand to several million U.S. Dollars to launch a patent infringement lawsuit!

The infringers of U.S. Patents are often major corporations, and if the owner of the infringed patent is also a major corporation, it is at least a fair fight since the patent owner can afford the cost of a patent infringement lawsuit to enforce its patent. However, if the infringer is a major corporation, and the patent owner is an individual, small to mid-sized business, or university or other entity that does not have several hundred thousand to several million U.S. Dollars to invest in patent infringement litigation, it is most definitely not a fair fight! That is why General Patent Corporation (GPC) exists: To help owners of U.S. Patents whose patents have been infringed!

Free Analysis of Your Patent Infringement Claim

If you believe your U.S. Patent has been infringed, General Patent will take a look at your patent and the allegedly infringing products or services. GPC will consider two issues: Is the product or service infringing the patent? And are there enough potential damages to make financing a patent infringement lawsuit a financially viable undertaking?

Since General Patent must make a considerable investment of time and resources in a patent enforcement campaign, such an investment only makes sense if the infringing products or services are generating many millions of U.S. Dollars in sales because the award by a court or an out-of-court settlement will be based on a small percentage of the total sales of the infringing product or service, or a small per-unit royalty. It is entirely possible that a product or service is blatantly infringing your U.S. Patent, but there are not sufficient sales of the infringing product or service that filing a patent infringement lawsuit would be financially viable!

If we determine that you have a valid patent infringement claim and that filing a patent infringement lawsuit is financially viable, GPC will offer to finance and manage a comprehensive patent enforcement campaign on your behalf. You, the patent owner, pay nothing. In addition to engaging a law firm to try the lawsuit, and covering all litigation and covering all litigation expenses, General Patent also provides a comprehensive Suite of Services, a package of value-added programs that are only available from GPC.

To begin the process, complete an Enforcement Analysis Request.