litigation

  

Definition

Ultimate legal method for settling controversies or disputes between and among persons, organizations, and the State. In litigation process, a case (called suit or lawsuit) is brought before a court of law suitably empowered (having the jurisdiction) to hear the case, by the parties involved (the litigants) for resolution (the judgment).

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  • If it appears that a person or party has illegally used someone else's patented technology, they may undergo a litigation with the patent owner's lawyer.

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