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Monday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rise of the Trolls

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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!

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Matt Levy, IP Attorney with Cloudigy Law

Matt is an attorney with Cloudigy Law PLLC. Before going to law school, he worked at IBM as a software developer, and before that he studied computational complexity theory and artificial intelligence in grad school. Matt practices IP law, with a special focus on software and copyright... Read More →

Monday November 7, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Willard Building 1455 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington D.C

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