Blog Bite: What is the strategic value of an 'action for declaration of non-infringement?'

May 25, 2017

This article posted on our partner site reviews the case in which a golf ball manufacturer raised a complaint against Costco, who in turn brought an action for a declaration of non-infringement.

The article discusses the strategic value of bringing forward such a pre-emptive claim.

A conclusion to draw is that, in an M&A context, the acquirer could require (or budget for) such a declaration as a post-closing condition or undertaking.

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Written by Alina.