LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no worse feeling than opening an envelope in your business' PO box to find a cease and desist letter staring you in the face. The last thing that any going concern needs is a costly trial that can be a serious drain on time and resources. One thing that businesses can do to avert this legal trouble without ever having to set foot into a courtroom is to consult the advice of an experienced patent litigation lawyer in Los Angeles like the skilled attorneys at Adli Law Group P.C. They can help businesses fend off the possibility of infringement litigation before, and after, a cease and desist letter arrives.
- Identifying potential problems down the road – Before manufacturing and selling their product or idea, most businesses do patent research to make sure that what they are providing is not infringing on a previously existing patent. Just because there is nothing like it on the market, doesn't mean that there aren't patents that simply have yet to be put into practice. Yet, if this were an easy task, patent infringement lawyers wouldn't exist. It takes a skilled attorney like Dr. Dariush Adli, Ph.D., Esq., who has been practicing copyright litigation in Los Angeles for years, to comb through existing patents to ensure the originality and marketability of an idea. Consulting a lawyer before proceeding to market is always advised.
- Identifying possible invalidities in the patent after a cease and desist letter is received – It's important to remember that, just because someone claims they already have a patent on something you are producing, doesn't mean they have a case. Often, a cease and desist letter is used as a scare tactic when the sender knows full well they don't have any legal standing. Once you receive such a letter, consult a lawyer and they will work with you to find a way to prove the complainant's claim invalid before a trial is necessary. There are several ways that a patent may be invalid. One of the most common ways is if it is expired. Depending on the year filed, utility patents expire 17-20 years after they are initially filed, so it may be invalidated that way. A patent can also expire early if the filer fails to pay regular maintenance fees. Other patents are invalid if it can be proven that the technology existed in some form before the complainant filed their original patent.
There are a variety of other ways that one of the experienced patent infringement lawyers at Adli Law Group P.C. can help businesses invalidate or prevent patent infringement cases against their products before a trail is necessary. For more information about the success that Adli Law Group, P.C. has had with previous clients, or to schedule a consultation with a top business lawyer in Los Angeles, call toll-free at 1-800-817-2949, or visit them online at AdliLaw.com.
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