The 10 Attorney Types in Joint Defense Groups


While other types of litigation can give rise to joint defense groups, they are particularly prevalent in patent litigation, write Robert P. Latham and John M. Jackson. Joint defense groups form in most patent infringement suits due to the cost of patent litigation, the fact that there are usually multiple defendants, and the common interests those defendants have in the litigation even if they are competitors in the marketplace.

Note: Any similarities between these 10 types of attorneys and any real person, either living or dead, is intended and not purely coincidental.

Read the LexisNexis archived version of this article (Published on May 30, 2011, in Texas Lawyer)