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Think Before You Settle: Protegrity Teaches Timing is Important When Negotiating Settlement Agreements

Settling during your appeal of an unfavorable district court judgement may leave you stuck with the lower court’s original ruling, as suggested in the recent district court ruling in Protegrity USA, Inc., et al. v. Netskope, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-02515-YGR (N.D. Cal. Sept. 13, 2016).

Our colleagues William Meunier and Matthew Galica published “Think Before You Settle: Protegrity Teaches Timing is Important When Negotiating Settlement Agreements” on Global IP Matters, which was then featured in The National Law Review. Patent owners involved in patent litigation must consider numerous factors when negotiating a settlement agreement. They highlight timing as one important factor, because finalizing a settlement agreement at the wrong juncture of your legal proceedings can have devastating results. To read more, click here.

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Sahir Surmeli

Member / Co-chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they grow. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.