How does a patent holder decide who to target? They usually consider the following:
- Are we pretty sure the target is infringing our patent?
- Are we infringing any of the target's patents?
- Can we win a lawsuit if it goes to court?
- Is it important to maintain positive relations with the target?
- Is the target a competitor that we would like to impair?
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