Patent Litigation Defense

San Diego law firm protecting inventors and businesses from infringement claims

An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. Many companies use patent law to try to stifle competition and innovation by bringing claims against anyone who creates a competing product. Mazzarella & Mazzarella LLP helps inventors and businesses defend themselves when they have been accused of infringing on someone else's patent.

Understanding types of patents

Patents are grouped into three classifications depending upon their form. Our attorneys have the knowledge to help you in claims involving:

  • Utility patents - Including machines, chemical formulas, compounds and manufactured goods
  • Design patents - Original, ornamental design for a manufactured product
  • Plant patents - A new variety of plant

We work hard to defend you or your business against claims of infringement regardless of the type of patent involved.

Conducting patent research

To qualify for patent protection, an invention or improvement must be:

  • Novel - Not previously known
  • Unobvious - Not a form that an expert in the field could identify
  • Useful - Has a function

Our attorneys meticulously review your invention and the patent-holder's invention to determine whether your creation violates their patent.

Defending your rights

If another person or company attempts to bring a claim for patent infringement, we work to prove that the plaintiff's patent is invalid. This can be done by proving that their invention was not novel, that the claims in the patent were obvious, or that they waited too long to file after disclosing or selling the invention. Our attorneys may also use other defenses such as patent misuse, inequitable conduct or estoppel.

Contact our meticulous San Diego patent dispute defense attorneys

Call Mazzarella & Mazzarella LLP at 619-238-4900 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our San Diego, California office.