Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2010 (Revised May 2013)

C.K. Claridge, Inc.

by James K. Sebenius


Sued for patent infringement, chemical manufacturer C.K. Claridge tries to design a settlement strategy taking into account a decision analysis of litigating v. negotiating. The plaintiffs are the patent holder and its sole licensee, who is also a CKC competitor. (This case is a revised, alternative version of "C.K. Coolidge, Inc. (Abridged)," HBS No. 607-006.)

Keywords: Decision Making; Patents; Lawsuits and Litigation; Negotiation Style; Negotiation Tactics; Chemical Industry;


Sebenius, James K. "C.K. Claridge, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 910-045, May 2010. (Revised May 2013.)