Destruction of evidence in patent litigation and why YOU should keep YOUR files in good order.

8 May 2014

Article written by Peter Holm

Spoliation is a term used to describe intentional destruction or hiding of evidence which could be relevant in court proceedings such as patent litigation.

Any organisation involved in patenting in general, and in the United States in particular, should bear in mind that their patent may someday be challenged in a court of law. The issue of spoliation is however just as important for organisations having products on the market in a patent-active field where potentially aggressive competitors may sue these organisations for patent infringement.

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