Patent Trolls: Just the Basics

October 22, 2013 at 11:00am12:00pm

You just launched a new product but suddenly find yourself in an infringement suit — a patent troll has found you! What do you do next? Non-practicing entities aggressively or opportunistically acquire patents, often with no intention to manufacture or market a product. They frequently leverage the high cost/risk model of litigation to achieve settlements…sometimes for several hundred thousand dollars across multiple targets.

So, how do you fight one of these entities? Join Denise Everett and Ria Farrell Schalnat for a 60-minute crash course covering the basic scenarios of various non-practicing entities. The good news is that there are legal remedies and practical strategies to help you defend yourself against trolls and protect the value of your intellectual property.

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

 • How patent trolls operate
 • Which ones serve an important function in today’s economic landscape and which ones don’t
 • Even if a troll’s patents are presumed valid, it isn’t all good news for them
 • Which trolls don't want extended fights 
 • How you can use the America Invents Act legislation to avoid very costly litigation

Denise Everett
Denise covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters with a focus on patent drafting and prosecution in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical and chemical arts. She also has notable experience with mechanical arts and design patents; FDA regulatory law, including the Hatch Waxman Act; prescription and OTC drug regulation; biologics; and medical device regulation.

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.