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What to Expect When Expecting Nuisance Patent Litigation

August 24, 2021

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Operating companies are often aware of their competitors’ patent portfolios, and understand the related risk of patent litigation.  However, a different type of patent plaintiff, namely non-practicing entities (NPEs)/ patent assertion entities (PAEs), or, colloquially, patent trolls, often comes out of nowhere with lawsuits or letters alleging infringement and demanding payment for a license.  While the NPE business had been in decline, it has come back with a vengeance during the COVID-19 pandemic with a great number of cases being filed in the second half of 2020 and first half of 2021.  Thus, for most companies, NPE patent litigation is a “when,” not an “if.”  Fortunately, there are numerous tools that a company can use in preparing for NPE patent litigation and, significantly, fighting back against the patent trolls.

Please join us for this complimentary webinar which will survey tactics used in nuisance patent litigation and provide guidance on steps that companies can take in fighting back and gaining leverage to obtain a favorable outcome.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Speakers: Michael Dorfman, Member, Chicago; Michael Adams, Member, Austin; Victor Johnson, Member, Dallas

CLE accreditation is anticipated for California, Illinois and Texas. We provide Uniform Certificates of Attendance and jurisdiction-specific information for those licensed in other jurisdictions. Please contact Kelsey Rustigian at krustigian@dykema.com with questions.

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