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    • August 16, 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    August 16, 2016 WebIPHour
    12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
    GoToWebinar

    How to Deal with Patent Trolls 


    Prof. Seth Oranburg, Chicago-Kent College of Law

    Co-Founder and CEO of Kill the Patent Troll


    Professor Oranburg teaches legal writing and researches business law issues at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Before joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2015, he taught courses on Corporations, Closely Held Business Organizations, and Electronic Discovery of Digital Evidence at the Florida State University College of Law. Professor Oranburg's practice experience includes corporate venture capital transactions in Silicon Valley, CA, and antitrust litigation in Washington, DC.

    Professor Oranburg's business law research includes crowdfunding, securities regulations, and shareholder activism. His article A Little Birdie Said: How Twitter Is Disrupting Shareholder Activism was recently published in the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, his article Bridgefundingis forthcoming in the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, and his articlesDemocratizing Startup Success and The Non-Pecuniary Value of Equity Crowdfunding are available on SSRN. He has also written for the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog and AboveTheLaw.com. Professor Oranburg has recently been quoted in articles about crowdfunding and shareholder activism in AboveTheLaw and CommPRO.biz

    Professor Oranburg graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar. He earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida with a double major in political science and English. Professor Oranburg is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar of the District of Columbia.

    Presentation Summary

    How to Deal with Patent Trolls is an instructional webinar for practicing attorneys who want to learn what to do when their client receives a Letter of Demand or a Complaint claiming patent infringement. This webinar is also useful for proactive attorney who want to help their startups avoid these issues in the first place. Many of these patent-infringement claims come from so-called “Patent Trolls,” who are entities that do not make any products but hold patents just to sue others for infringing them. This litigious behavior hurts startups and stymies innovation, yet courts have a very hard time distinguishing between valid and frivolous patent litigation. With the public court system in turmoil, several private solutions have developed that made it easier for startup lawyers to fight patent trolls. This webinar introduces startup attorneys to problems and solutions regarding patent trolls. 


    • September 11, 2016
    • September 13, 2016
    • New York, NY
    • September 14, 2016
    • September 16, 2016
    • Boston

    2016 AIPF Annual Meeting
    "The Challenge of Change: IP Firms in the 21st Century"
    Omni Parker House Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts
    September 14 - 16, 2016


    Early Bird Registration Form

    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

    Current Program Agenda

    Confirmed Speakers
    Prof. Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, UM Kansas City School of Law, USA
    Chris Agrawal, Bookoff McAndrews, USA
    Brenda Leeds Binder, Suncor Energy, Canada

    Andrew  Crain, Thomas Horstemeyer, USA
    Diallo Crenshaw, Sughrue Mion, USA
    MJ Edwards, Gilead Sciences, USA

    Vince Egolf, Perrigo Company, USA

    Robert Frank, Choate, Hall & Stewart, USA
    Prof. David Hricik, Mercer Law School, USA
    Patrick Johansen, Patrick On Pricing, USA
    Robert L. Klein, Applied Marketing Science, USA
    Felix Klopmeier, Lang & Rahmann, Germany
    Sam Korte, Garmin International, USA

    Brett Lunn, FB Rice, Australia 
    Cristina Mihalceanu, Dimock Stratton, Canada
    Jason Mudd, EriseIP, USA
    Carlos Olarte, OlarteMoure, Colombia 
    Ken Porter, Innovate Calgary, Canada
    Gene Quinn, IPWatchdog, USA
    Jonathan Rangel, Dumont Bergman Bider, Mexico
    Tatsuya Sawada, SUGIMURA International, Japan
    Christian Schaflein, Maiwald Patentanwalts, Germany
    Matthew Stark, Price Heneveld, USA
    Stephen Yang, ChofnIP, China



    Hotel Information:
    For hotel reservations, please contact the Omni Parker House Hotel: All reservations must be made individually through the hotel’s Reservation Department by calling 1.800.THE.OMNI (800-843-6664). You must mention the AIPF Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate of $309.00 USD for single or double occupancy per night (excluding taxes). This rate is available until the room block is sold-out or until 5:00PM EST on August 12, 2016, whichever occurs first.