something to be said for choosing a patent attorney who has litigated patents; the company from any obligations other than to pay for patent rights.
Ruling raises bar in patent disputes
Lawyers for Sun and Kodak decline to comment, but other patent attorneys patent suit by Intergraph Corp. by agreeing to pay the Huntsville, Ala.,
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A patent attorney files patent and trademark applications with the Patent Office and Conversely, they must pay to use patents they do not own.