The Federal Circuit today reiterated the peril of pre-suit peace talks with people you suspect of infringing your patent. They can sue you, where they want and when they want, even in the midst of happy settlement discussions. Sony Electronics, Inc. v. Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd., 06-1363 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 3, 2007) (following MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., 127 S. Ct. 764 (2007)).
Don’t say Blawgletter didn’t warn you! Because we did. And do it again right now.