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Patent Trolling Is Topic of Jan. 22 Seminar
Discussion Centers on How to Protect Businesses From New Kind of Predator
Dec. 23, 2013
"Patent Trolls and Other IP-Related Threats: How to Protect Your Business From a New Kind of Predator" is the topic of a Jan. 22 free public seminar at Cal State Fullerton. Patent "trolls" are firms that use obscure patents to extract exorbitant licensing fees from big and small businesses. A troll can be a company that doesn't make anything but owns patents and uses them to sue the companies that make products and employ people.
Panelists Roger N. Behle, IP litigator at Foley, Bezek, Behle & Curtis, LLP; Jerry Conrey, principal at Conrey Insurance Brokers; and Robert Kovacev, CSUF lecturer in finance, will share information on how to avoid becoming a victims of a patent troll. They will discuss the role of a patent troll and how to identify one; other intellectual property threats; current and pending legislation designed to address patent trolling; legal steps business owners should take when encountering a troll; and candidates for insurance protection.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Cal State Fullerton, Mihaylo Hall Room 3230
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton 92831
$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.
Contact Adrienne Bailey, 657-278-4589, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586