Politicians have begun talking about the damage caused by “patent trolls” and how to deal with it. On March 7, 2014, Carlson Caspers is hosting a CLE discussing non-practicing entities, public responses to them, and how your company can respond to non-practicing entities (or monetize its own portfolio).
Background: This will explain the recent publicity surrounding “patent trolls” and the real effect of their enforcement efforts.
House legislation: This will cover pending legislation in the House of Representatives designed to minimize the effect of litigations filed by non-practicing entities (NPEs) on other companies.
Senate legislation: This will cover pending legislation in the Senate designed to minimize the effect of litigations filed by NPEs on other companies.
Other responses: This will cover suits by various states’ attorneys general, including responses by Minnesota and Vermont to so-called end-user suits. It will also cover efforts by NPEs to vindicate their business model.
Recommendations : This will discuss strategies for dealing with NPE’s, and steps to take when contacted (or sued) by an NPE. It will also discuss steps intellectual property owners can take to monetize their own patent portfolios.
Approved for one hour of CLE credit.
Noon on March 7, 2014 at the Minneapolis Club, 729 South 2nd Ave. in Minneapolis (park in the attached ramp).
$30 per person.
To attend, you must RSVP by February 28 to Khris Johnston at 612-436-9636 or email@example.com.
Presented by Carlson Caspers attorneys Dennis Bremer, Russell Rigby, James Hietala, and Joe Kaczrowski.