With more patents issuing than ever before, there is a
greater likelihood that your company will become a party to
patent litigation. It is important, therefore, to familiarise
yourself with the basic factors affecting the cost and duration
of patent litigation.
The average patent litigation lasts about two years and
costs about $3 million. An appeal can add another $2 million
and one year to that estimate.
Patent litigation cost and duration depend on a variety of
factors. Our firm represented a generic pharmaceutical company
in litigation involving a product with over $1...