Thank you Paul, this is the common desire among all patent holders who went through the time and expense of getting patents. You should enforce your patents.
I was looking for personal experiences of actual patent holders out there defending their patents. What was your result Paul for defending your patents? What process did you use to enforce them effectively or not effectively.
As a business person what is the most effective way to enforce your patents. Is there an effective way?
The common train of thought is that you go out and protect your IP with patents because that gives you some business security. I am about to cry "%&#^#" here.
1) people have better things to do than answer this question
2) nobody besides the big guys challenge patents and we can see just how successful they are with years and multi-millions spent, appeals etc.
3) there is no good process that makes business sense - both myself and Steve (I believe) are kind of supporting this.
Is the patent industry going to go out of business here everyone? A product (ie. patent) with no value isn't a product is it? The economic future of at least a few patent industry folks needs to be saved, right? ;)
Still hoping to get more personal experiences.