Sunday, 22 January 2012

Importing into the US? Minimising the risk of patent infringement

On 17 February German-based US patent attorney Robert Lelkes  is giving a one-day seminar in Amsterdam on measures one can take when introducing a product, or new product features, into the US market to reduce the harm that may arise from an accusation of patent infringement.  Together with his colleague Thomas Niemann (Managing Director, Hochland Natec GmbH), Robert offers an overview and will present case studies addressing problems such as (i) holding the U.S. customer harmless from patent infringement lawsuits which the European vendor cannot afford and (ii) dealing with competitors and patent trolls that use patents aggressively to raise the cost of entry into the U.S. market. The goal of the seminar is to provide knowledge of the differences between European and U.S. strategies, so that even small and mid-sized European companies can survive this peril of doing business in the U.S.

Robert's seminar, sponsored by Forum Institute, is called “Preventing Patent Harassment in the U.S.”.  To download the brochure and sign up just click here.  PatLit learns that, while the seminar is already viable and will be going ahead, Robert's motto is "the more, the merrier!"

If any reader is planning on going and is likely to be taking decent notes which might appear on this weblog, can he or she let me know!

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