Trevor Bradley is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation and Intellectual Property & Technology Groups. Trevor has extensive experience litigating a wide-range of complex commercial disputes across the country, including non-compete, trade secret, trademark, patent, false advertising, unfair trade practices and antitrust claims.
There are many reasons why patent holders might want to put potential infringers on notice of their rights. Such communications can serve the salutary goal of encouraging settlement of disputes without resort to lawsuits. And under some circumstances, notice may be legally necessary under 35 U.S.C. § 287 to enable a patent holder to recover damages for infringement. But a patent holder might be reluctant to do this if providing such notice can subject it to personal jurisdiction for a declaratory judgment suit in a remote and inconvenient forum.