Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Review of proposed Apache License, version 2.0]
On Nov 17, 2003, at 11:16, John Goerzen wrote:
This is only useful if you do not have a valid defense for the problem
already. In other words, it is only useful as a strong-arm tactic to
your own company effectively ignore patents of others. After all, if
lawsuit filed against you has no merit, you don't need a patent
defend against it.
I have seen estimates of the cost of litigating patents in the rang of
one and a half to two million dollars (quick google search citations
That's why people use patents defensively --- because it costs way to
much to litigate!
$2 million through trial
£100,000-£1,000,000 through trial
$1 million for discovery alone. $1.5 million through trial. Includes
footnotes with explanations and citation