Patent enforcement campaigns led by patent trolls, non-practicing entities and patent assertion entities have been the focus of most in the intellectual property world for the majority of the past decade.
Increasingly, however, we are seeing large entities in immature markets resorting to competitive IP assertion. Apple v. Samsung and Waymo v. Uber are high profile examples of large entity competitors fighting over intellectual property. More recently, Facebook has turned to a patent enforcement campaign in federal district court to stop alleged infringement by BlackBerry.
Over the years Whirlpool Corporation has not been afraid to enforce its considerable patent and trademark portfolios against competitors of all sizes. And there are always ongoing examples of smaller competitors fighting patent battles.
Join Gene Quinn, Founder and President of IPWatchdog.com, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 12 pm EDT, for a free webinar discussion focusing on the decisions patent owners must make when preparing to assert their patents against competitors, and the steps competitors charged with infringement can and should take to fight back and otherwise prepare themselves against litigation threats. Joining Gene will be Ed Ramage, IP Group Chair of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, and Douglas Nemec, IP Litigation Partner with Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom.
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