Patent Trolls: Fight Hard. Fight Smart – A 2016
With the increasing growth and globalization of internet and technology, Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) aggressively seek to acquire patents and start legal proceedings against other companies for financial gain, which could lead to out-of-court settlements surpassing the value of the patent itself. From the past years, businesses across industries collectively spend more than $10 billion to fight and settle lawsuits brought by patent trolls. One of the ways companies can proactively mitigate the risks and, therefore, avoid costly lawsuits is though patent litigation insurance.
The Knowledge Group assembled a panel of thought leaders and professionals in this LIVE Webcast to help the audience understand all the important issues and legal insights involving Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) and its major threat to businesses and organizations. The panel will discuss practical tips to identify patent trolls and various strategies, including patent litigation insurance, to prevent financial loss and other legal damages.
Key topics include:
- Patent Trolls – Things You Need to Know
- Negative Impact of Patent Trolls
- Practical Tips and Strategies in Fighting Patent Trolls
- New PTAB Trial Rules
- Advantages of Liability Insurance
- Types of Patent Litigation Insurance
- The Effect of the AIA on Troll Activity
- 35 USC 112 Considerations in IPRs
- Identifying Ways to Reduce Costs and Financial Burdens
Timothy J. Maier, Founding Partner
Maier & Maier, PLLC
- Updated Stats
- New PTAB trial rules
- precedential PTAB Decisions
- PTAB appeals to CAFC and cases to Watch
- 35 USC 112 Considerations in IPRs
- PTAB Indefiniteness analysis Impact on District Court litigation
- Avoiding increased damages after Halo
- FTC release on PAEs. Difference between Portfolio PAEs and Litigation PAEs and findings of the study
Jeffrey D. Ahdoot, Senior Counsel
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
- Ways to reduce costs defending from trolls
- A view from the other side: representing a troll
- Other tools: IPR/PGR, heightened pleading requirements, fee shifting
- Tide Turning? – Willfulness and Halo
- The effect of combating trolls – what happens to legitimate “trolls”?
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Lawyers
- Patent Licensing Lawyers
- Patent Litigators
- Patent Owners
- Patent Counsel
- IP Attorneys & Related Consultants
- IP and Copyright Consultants
- Multinational Companies
- Private Companies
- Top Level Management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Jeff is a litigator with over 10 years of experience representing numerous companies in high-stakes patent litigation. Jeff has experience defending companies against patent infringement lawsuits brought by both large companies and patent assertion or non-practicing entities alike. Jeff also has extensive experience assisting patent holders in enforcing their patents against both small and large companies. Jeff has litigated cases in federal courts all around the country, including many cases filed in the popular Eastern District of Texas. In addition to district court litigation, Jeff also has experience in litigating Section 337 patent cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and with post-grant proceedings before the USPTO. Prior to joining Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC, Jeff worked for several large general-practice law firms focusing primarily on patent litigation.
Jeff is a litigator with over 10 years of experience representing numerous companies in high-stakes patent litigation. Jeff has experience …
Mr. Maier is a registered Patent Attorney and practices all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Maier's experience and expertise most recently has focused on providing a range of patent services to clients, including developing patent strategies that complement the client's business objectives. In particular, he enjoys developing and managing patent portfolios for the world market. To this end, he also analyzes competitors' patent portfolios and products to counsel clients regarding enhancement and enforcement of their patent portfolio, potential investment of contemplated products, strategic design-around, and acquisition of technology.
Mr. Maier received his Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University and Masters in Telecommunications Engineering from George Mason University School of Engineering and his Law degree from George Mason University School of Law.
Mr. Maier is licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office, Supreme Court of Virginia, Eastern District Court of Virginia, and the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Timothy J. Maier is a registered patent attorney and founding member of Maier & Maier PLLC. Mr. Maier is a …
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About Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
Since its founding in 2001 by two U.S. Army officers, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including intellectual property, business disputes, government contracts, corporate and business transactions, estate planning, and real estate transactions. Their intellectual property practice includes a complete range of services pertaining to domestic and international patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Their clients include small and medium-sized established businesses and start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and sovereign governments. Their attorneys come from diverse backgrounds and combine decades of experience to serve their clients and defend their interests. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers flexible ideas, solutions, and fees in a variety of legal business matters.
About Maier & Maier, PLLC
Maier & Maier PLLC is a law firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia next to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Maier & Maier PLLC is primarily focused on intellectual property law.
Maier and Maier PLLC was founded in 2006 by brothers Timothy and Christopher Maier. Timothy and Christopher each spent several years working in various areas of intellectual property law, including private practice and for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The brothers modeled the firm after the Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt firm, of which their father is a founding partner. The Maier name is an internationally known and trusted name in Intellectual Property Law.
Maier & Maier is dedicated to providing outstanding legal counsel and representation in matters pertaining to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and Intellectual Property Law. The firm’s professional staff holds degrees in diversified technological backgrounds and experience in both the private sector and at the USPTO. Over the years, the firm has made a name for itself by demonstrating high-quality and effective service with personal attention and communication.