Is a Patent Defensive?

Is a patent defensive?  On the surface, yes, it is.  It allows the patent owner to enforce (defend) the exclusivity of an invention. Strategically, however, a valuable patent is more an offensive tool than a defensive tool. It is a way to enact the classical strategy principle of the offensive defense, which means to take a position that is important to an opponent, and then build a challenging defense around that position that the opponent will find costly, perhaps too costly, to overcome. In Read more [...]
Robert L. Cantrell
Robert L. Cantrell

A patent strategist, Robert Cantrell is the author of “Outpacing the Competition: Patent-Based Business Strategy” and “Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War”.

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