Friday, 7 November 2014

Nov. 10 Program To Explore Market-Based
Alternatives To Patent Litigation

One approach to resolving or deterring patent threats, especially those posed by patent assertion entities or aggressive non-practicing entities, is the use of market-based alternatives to traditional litigation. If you are interested in learning more about this trend, consider attending an interesting program, "Toward Patent Non-Aggression: Market-Based Approaches to Deterring Legal Risks and Neutralizing Litigation," to be presented by the Washington Legal Foundation on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. EDT (New York Time).
Click to Register for Webcast

In the spirit of their own technological innovation, small and large businesses have created “self-help” entities aimed at deterring and defending against costly patent litigation.  Each of the panelists and the organizations with which they are affiliated offer varied approaches to mutual cooperation, from cross-licensing to challenging questionable patents before the PTO.  The program will explore these private-ordering solutions function and discuss how they may be effective in reducing patent litigation, including non-practicing entities’ assertions and patent “privateering.”

Presenters will include:

Keith Bergelt
Chief Executive Officer
Open Invention Network

Kevin Jakel
Chief Executive Officer
Unified Patents, Inc.

Tim Kowalski
Senior Patent Counsel
Google Inc.

You can attend the program in person (if you happen to be in Washington) or via a webcast.  The program will take place at 2009 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC, and you can rsvp by email to Glenn Lammi at

The free webcast will be available live online at  You should pre-register for the webcast at this LINK.

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