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.

Ria Farrell Schalnat Of Counsel
Ria’s passion for technology stems from her background as a computer programmer, giving her unique perspectives when counseling clients on patent and licensing matters. She helps clients secure patents for a wide range of technology-based systems, including billing, data management, customer relationship management and speech technology. Ria is a frequent author, speaker and panelist, contributing to a number of IP legal industry publications and tech conferences.