Patentee

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A Patentee (sometimes referred to as a patent owner) is […]

A Patentee (sometimes referred to as a patent owner) is a litigant in a Patent Case who claims to hold rights to a U.S. patent. In district court cases a Patentee is usually a plaintiff, but may be a defendant in declaratory judgment cases (i.e., cases in which the complaint seeks a declaration of patent noninfringement, invalidity or unenforceability). In the ITC a Patentee is usually a complainant. In the PTAB a Patentee is the patent owner.

Last Updated: July 19, 2023

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