Many See Patent Law as Last Big-Ticket Litigation Area

Monday, February 02, 2004

Publication:Crain's Detroit Business

In an article about the increase in intellectual property litigation in recent years, Ernie Brooks commented, “a pendulum swing in court rulings upholding patents that began in the mid-1960s helped propel interest and activity in intellectual- property litigation.”

“The practice continues to grow because American business is more attuned to risks and opportunities in patent situations . . . As this culture shift continues, most companies are on board and see that patents protect markets and they can use them to extract money from markets that are not as effective.”