Corporations and businesses make important decisions everyday that affect their financial viability and market image. This article analyzes the phenomenon of patent infringement, considering whether firms consciously decide to infringe certain patents as a sound business strategy, or whether such cases arise spontaneously due to incomplete and careless research of prior art by infringing firms. The author considers the extent to which patent infringement may remain an effective business strategy for technology-producing firms, even when not employed willfully, due to the inadequate deterrence function of current U.S. patent laws.
Eric C. Wrzesinski,
Breaking the Law to Break into the Black: Patent Infringement as a Business Strategy ,
11 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 193
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/iplr/vol11/iss1/5