Patent Trolls: Advanced Strategies

November 19, 2013 at 11:00am12:00pm

In our basics webinar, we covered scenarios of how to deal with a licensing offer from a non-practicing entity (i.e., patent troll). Many trolls are looking for low-hanging fruit so pushing back may throw them off their game. Recent changes to the U.S. Patent Law, via the America Invents Act, provide new avenues for challenging both pending applications as well as issued patents — further helping businesses avoid very costly litigation.

Dinsmore attorneys Josh Lorentz and Ria Farrell Schalnat will share practical, actionable advice on how to more aggressively battle patent trolls. These more advanced options may help you to position yourself against frivolous suits. More importantly, they may give you bargaining power to greatly reduce the fees that trolls wish to charge to leave you alone. Click here to download the recording and PowerPoint slides.

In this complimentary, 60-minute webinar, you'll learn: 

 • Indemnification provisions from third-party suppliers
 • Insurance for tailored patent holders and patents
 • How awareness of the patent landscape in your core competencies may help
 • How a preliminary legal analysis may provide ammunition against a troll’s licensing scheme
 • Aggressive counter-claim and litigation strategies
 • Joining a consortium without triggering antitrust headaches



Joshua A. Lorentz Partner
Josh chairs Dinsmore’s IP Litigation and Licensing practice, where he manages the firm’s IP litigation service, as well as trademark, copyright, privacy and social media matters. His knowledge of IP law makes him a sought-after speaker and presenter on IP prosecution efficiencies and the impacts of the America Invents Act and the new Office of Enrollment and Discipline Rules.