These are the presentation slides used in the Dec 17, 2013 Webinar, "Patent Trolls & Damages" presented by Managing IP and sponsored by LexisNexis.
James Nurton, Managing Editor, Managing IP, Moderator
Eric Bensen, Author & Consultant, www.ericbensen.com
and Of Counsel, Vandenburg & Feliu LLP, NY
Bryan Butler, IP Counsel, IBM
Charles Macedo, Partner, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, www.arelaw.com
Recently, there has been a rise in allegations that the high costs of the patent litigation system in the US are being exploited to reach settlements even on low-value patents. This has led to concerns from technology companies as well as end-users that the patent system is impeding business development and innovation.
Key to this debate is the question of damages in litigation: How are they awarded? What is proportionate? Are any changes in the law needed? In this webinar, our panellists will look at the issues raised by the troll debate, what strategies plaintiffs and defendants can adopt and what changes, if any, are needed.