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Can the cost of a patent lawsuit be dramatically reduced?

The average cost of a patent lawsuit versus a NPE is around $1.3M, which are all legal fees. Patent litigation is a long process, but in the end the discovery phase is where most of the money goes. ...
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Communication with patent lawyer

My lawyer filed utility application on my behalf. It may take a couple of years for USPTO to respond, and it responds to the lawyer. I am wondering what could happen if the law firm closes in meantime....
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How do you you find a patent lawyer by looking at patents?

I am looking for a patent lawyer who understands certain subject matter. in reviewing existing patents i can see the subject mater that is related. How can i find out who the lawyer was?
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Power of attorney

I wrote and submitted my software patent application by myself and got Alice rejection (not completely unexpected). I contacted a patent lawyer to write claim amendments and he sent me contract and ...
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Lost a digital copy of patent specification

I filed the National phase application on 29th Oct 2014 and PCT application on 14th Oct 2015. I lost a flash drive which contained the soft-copy of patent specification (everything related to the ...
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Choosing a patent lawyer

I am wondering how picking a big firm vs. small law office could affect the outcome. On one hand a big firm has more resources but I guess they are more interested in corporate clients with deep ...
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How quickly a patent can be granted from uspto with the help of lawyers etc if I am from India?

I am from India and want to apply for patent from uspto with or without the help of lawyer whichever can fasten the process.
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What are the risks of writing a patent specification without an attorney?

I'm working on a prototype for my invention. My situation is that I can't afford a patent attorney at the moment. So my plan is to file a specification for the invention myself, no claims yet. Then ...