Predicting patent litigation
August 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Santa Clara Law Professor Colleen Chien has published a new article discussing the factors that lead to patent litigation. Professor Chien focuses not on patents' intrinsic characteristics but rather on characteristics acquired after the patent is born, such as changes of ownership, continued investment in the patent, and citations to the patent. Her research discovered that patents that end up in litigation possess markedly different acquired characteristics from patents that remain unlitigated.
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