Baker Marquart was retained to represent a software company plaintiff in a patent dispute. The firm took targeted discovery and worked with experts to establish infringement and prepare for claim construction. The parties had discussed settlement throughout the litigation, including a settlement discussion at the court’s early neutral evaluation conference. Shortly after the claim construction hearing, the parties engaged again in settlement discussions. The case settled when defendants agreed to pay a sum substantially higher than what had been previously offered for the right to practice the patents.