Patent owners can sue anyone up and down the chain of distribution for infringement of patent. Manufacturers, distributors and end users are all possible litigants. For example, the end user can be sued for using the patented invention. The distributor can be sued for selling the patented invention. The manufacturer can be sued for making and selling the patented invention. … [Read more...]
Declaratory Judgment Actions
Declaratory judgement action or a DJ action is an action by a party that is being threatened with litigation but not sued and wants the court to resolve the rights, obligations and responsibilities between the parties.