Strafford Publications is holding a 90-minute teleconference on May 18, 2006 entitled, "The Patent Troll Threat - Responding to Patent Assertions - Beyond the Basics." The program will address:
Aggressive patent assertion entities are one of the biggest threats facing companies whose revenues rely on innovative products or processes.
Many believe "trolls" manipulate the legal system with threats of significant litigation expense and potential damages to garner a settlement. Others see the patent acquisitions as a good investment--the assertion of which is a legitimate exercise of property rights.
This advanced-level teleconference will address the patent troll issue, its impact on today’s patent environment, and how companies and their counsel can strategically plan for and defend against patent assertion claims.
- What are the characteristics of a troll to consider in responding to a patent assertion claim?
- How does current patent law support assertion entities -- and aid the alleged infringers?
- What defenses are available to companies facing patent troll claims?
- What strategies can companies implement to minimize the impact of patent assertions?
More information is available here.