In the highly active practice area of intellectual property, litigation involving non-practicing entities (NPEs) has become a major issue. NPEs, also known by the less flattering term patent trolls, are patent owners who do not actually use or manufacturer the patented product but instead often make their money by seeking out and suing other companies they claim are infringing on their patent.
Companies have engaged in a number of strategies to stave off this costly litigation, but questions have arisen as to the wisdom of various methods. West Legal Ed Center is featuring a live webcast, "Non-Practicing Entities: Litigation and Protection Strategies," on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30pm Eastern that looks at these strategies and offers some guidance on the issue.
This CLE accredited program was developed by Thomson Reuters IP Solutions, leaders in intellectual property solutions. It features Stephen Glazier, Partner at K&L Gates LLP; Alesia Pinney, General Counsel at InfoSpace, Inc.; and Colleen Chien, Assistant Professor of Law at Santa Clara University Law School. The presentation and panel discussion will be moderated by Ric Snead, product specialist and patent agent with Thomson Reuters.
Richard Brownell is the Online Conference Director for West Professional Development, working with industry-leading speakers and attorneys to create more than 300 webcasts and on demand programs each year.