Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Complex/Joint Defense Litigation

Joint defense cases can be both costly and complex, with diverse agendas and strategies competing with–and sometimes cancelling out—each other. Knobbe Martens is particularly adept at handling such cases. We have a proven track record of successfully managing and resolving joint defense cases, including non-practicing entity (“NPE”) cases. Joint defense arrangements have also become common place in pharmaceutical-related litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. We identify early on the relative strengths and weaknesses of each defendant, then craft a collaborative strategy to either mitigate or leverage these positions. This proactive approach helps us efficiently manage each case to save costs, while securing our clients’ position and interests within the context of the group.

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