The GPC Suite of Services

What differentiates General Patent Corporation (GPC) from any other organization is the comprehensive package of services it offers its patent enforcement clients.

  • Evaluate the viability of your infringement claim: At no cost or obligation, General Patent will analyze your claim of patent infringement to determine if your patent can withstand a challenge of its validity, if infringement can be proven, and if there are sufficient damages to make a patent enforcement campaign financially viable.
  • Identify all potential infringers: GPC is often able to identify additional infringers beyond those known to the patent owner, and the more infringers there are, the more financially viable a patent enforcement campaign can be.
  • Minimize the patent owner’s liability: Through a unique business model, GPC is sometimes able to reduce the patent owner’s exposure to counterclaims or other legal actions by the infringer(s).
  • Select a law firm or firms to litigate the claim: GPC has relationships with some of the most skilled IP litigators in the US, and can pick the law firm best suited to handle your specific patent litigation.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the law firm(s): If there are multiple defendants, there may be multiple law firms trying the patent infringement lawsuits.
  • Provide strategic direction: Provide strategic direction: GPC’s legal staff works with the attorneys assigned to your case when key decisions have to be made. Two of the many strategic decisions that have to be made are in which venue (court location) to file the patent infringement lawsuit and, if there are multiple infringers, which company to sue first.
  • Manage patent reexamination(s), if appropriate: Your patent may be forced into reexamination, or we may decide to voluntarily put it in reexamination. We hire a patent agent or patent attorney and supervise the process.
  • Supervise patent continuation(s), if appropriate: If we decide to file for continuations, we hire a patent agent or patent attorney and supervise the process.
  • Underwrite all litigation expenses: Known as “disbursements,” these can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, even into millions of dollars.
    • Filing fees
    • Travel costs
    • Written and, possibly, video depositions
    • Expert witnesses
    • Trial demonstratives
    • Jury consultants
    • Mock jury trials
    • Reexaminations and/or continuations
  • Supervise settlement negotiations: Not all patent lawsuits go to trial, so we may end up negotiating with the defendant and their law firm to reach an out-of-court settlement.
  • Handle all licensing negotiations: Not all infringers need to be sued. We are sometimes able to negotiate licenses without filing patent litigation against all infringers.
  • Monitor all royalty payments: We make sure that you receive all the compensation you are entitled to for the use of your intellectual property.
  • Maintain the patent(s) or other IP: We make sure all fees are paid so your patent or other IP remains valid until its expiration.

While not every client needs or uses all of the programs offered in the GPC Suite of Services, they are available to all General Patent clients at no cost. Remember that it costs nothing to have General Patent analyze your claim of patent infringement to determine if a patent enforcement campaign is a viable option. Complete a Patent Infringement Inquiry or call us toll-free at 888-861-8484.