Patent Enforcement and Defense Worldwide

Bulkley Richardson’s IP attorneys have enforced our clients’ patent rights, defended our clients’ patents, and challenged third-party patents in the U.S., India, Italy and Sweden, and also before the European Patent Office (EPO) and IP Australia. In these forums, we have directed and defended numerous patent oppositions and appeals and defended our clients in patent infringement litigation. Our patent-related services have included:

  • Novelty and patentability opinions
  • Infringement and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions
  • Challenges to the validity and enforceability of third-party applications and patents
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution of patent disputes

Representative Experience

  • Successful defense against infringement allegations relating to gas tubing technology, which effectively terminated the litigation at the Markman hearing level.
  •  Injunction and recovery of damages against foreign entity making and selling optical systems that infringed several client patents and settlement with infringer’s significant U.S. customer including agreement to cease purchase of infringing items.    
  • Successful defense of numerous Australian, European and Indian patent opposition proceedings.
  •  Favorable settlement following filing of Opposition in the EPO and Pre-Grant and Post-Grant Oppositions in India against related patent applications and an issued patent owned by a competitor of our client.