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Offensive and Defensive Patent Portfolio Acquisition: Is Google Getting It Right?
Companies used to acquire patents through research and development activities. Today, non-practicing entities (a.k.a. “patent trolls”) acquire patents solely to bring patent infringement claims (offensive patent acquisition). This new reality has forced companies to fend off these suits by creating their own portfolios (defensive patent acquisition).
At the ABA Business Law Section's largest meeting, a panel of experts including Keker & Van Nest Partner Paula Blizzard will address this trend. Ms. Blizzard's practice focuses on complex business litigation and criminal matters, including antitrust and patent cases.
Organization: American Bar Association Business Law Section
Location: Las Vegas, NV