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Securing Insurance Coverage For Patent Infringement Lawsuits Under CGL Insurance Policies Could Save Millions



By Steven P. Inman and Robert Kinder of Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Steven P. Inman, II is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s Insurance Coverage Practice. Mr. Inman has experience representing clients in complex insurance matters, obtaining coverage for intellectual property lawsuits, and assisting in patent litigation matters. He can be reached at (310) 772-8328 or InmanS@dicksteinshapiro.com. Robert Kinder is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Kinder has experience litigating cases involving business method patents, including cases that interpret the bounds of patentable subject matter. He has also been involved in insurance coverage matters. He can be reached at (202) 420-3029 or kinderr@dicksteinshapiro.com.

Never Assume Infringement Claims Are Not Covered

False assumptions regarding insurance coverage for patent infringement lawsuits could unnecessarily cost companies millions of dollars in legal fees and damages. A company that does not own a specific intellectual property (IP) insurance policy, and regrettably becomes a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit, should not assume it lacks coverage for such claims, but should immediately seek the advice of competent insurance coverage counsel.

While separate policies exist specifical...

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