"The pitfalls of structuring patent ownership between affiliated entities," Bret A. Hrivnak, Esq. and Jason R. Strobel, Patent Agent

The structuring of licenses between a parent company and any subsidiary or affiliate entity may result in the inability for a patent owner or licensee to recover damages for infringement. Therefore, it is important to consider the possibility of litigation and potential litigants when structuring an assignment or license agreement.