The Eastern District of Texas – well-known for being the court of choice for patent enforcement – issued an order earlier this year for expedited management of certain patent infringement cases. It’s called “Track B” (Track A is the typical case handled according to the Patent Local Rules).
The first opportunity to license your patent(s) can be exciting! It can arise in a variety of scenarios: resolving a pending litigation; in response to a new corporate interest in monetizing existing patents; opportunistically in a cross-licensing invitation. Whatever the triggering event, the value your patent portfolio commands over its life is affected by how it is valued in that very first transaction.
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