Below is an overview of each stage of patent infringement litigation. You can click on any stage to find more information about each stage. Filing for Inter Partes Review (IPR) at the United States Patent Office is optional, but many times an IPR can dispose of the complaint in which case it is well worth the time and money. I strive to reach a favorable settlement for my clients early in the litigation so as to minimize the legal costs. Less than five percent of patent infringement cases reach the trial phase, which means a competent and aggressive pre-trial representation is critical to your defense.