Meet a new type of innovator—many people call them patent and copyright trolls. We’ll introduce you to the IP troll business model and describe how it got started. We'll also discuss recent high-profile IP litigations involving Righthaven and well known patent trolls that have sued large tech companies and successful start-ups. You may be surprised to learn who's involved in this thriving business and how it works.
We'll finish the event with an interactive panel discussion regarding the effect of this business practice on small and large businesses, the tech community, and consumers. We'll also cover strategies other companies have used to successfully defend themselves in these cases. Are there steps you can take protect your business from these lawsuits? You’ll have to attend this event to find out!
Antigone Peyton is the founder and CEO of Cloudigy Law, where she practices Intellectual Property (IP) and technology law. She is also a guest contributor @TechCocktail. Follow her @antigonepeyton.
Matt Levy is a recovering computer programmer and a copyright enthusiast. He's also an IP attorney at Cloudigy Law and counsels clients on patent and copyright issues. Follow Matt @mattlevyIP.
Blaire Jones is a law fellow at National Public Radio, where she focuses on technology and IP matters. At Georgetown Law, Blaire discovered a special passion for helping startups leverage IP and manage risk. Follow Blaire @VenEnthusiast.