Known by many names within the industry – non-practicing entity (NPE), patent assertion entity (PAE) and most infamously as “patent trolls” – NPEs over the past few years have single-handedly spawned a sub-specialty of patent litigation.  It’s certainly big business.  It’s estimated that the average patent suit involving NPEs results in $122 million in lost wealth for the defendant,  not to mention the millions of dollars often spent in litigation costs, lost work hours and time-consuming negotiations.

Offered as a one-day event to minimize time spent out of the office and in contrast to more general IP litigation events, American Conference Institute’s NPE Litigation conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues while engaging in an open discussion with peers who are also being confronted with the same issues.

Presenting practical strategies for:

  • Approaching settlement and license negotiations with an NPE – How to Obtain Favorable Results from Your Settlement and License Negotiations
  • Utilizing reexam, motion practice, claim construction and the Markman hearing to preemptively address weak IP
  • Effectively asserting key defenses – divided or joint infringement, prior commercial use laches and patent pools
  • Making the decision of whether or not participate in a patent pool, defensive patent aggregation group or joint defense agreement Gain and discuss best practices for successfully defending against this new breed of patent infringement claim and walk away with practical tips and proven strategies for ensuring your client achieves success in its next action involving an NPE.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Millennium UN Plaza
New York, NY


Seats at this event are expected to go quickly given the great interest in this topic. Reserve a space now for a member of your IP and litigation departments by calling 1-888-224-2480; faxing your registration to 1-877-927-1563 or registering online at www.AmericanConference.com/NPE.

PatentBaristas.com is a Media Sponsor of this event.  Readers of Patent Baristas are entitled to $200 off the current conference price tier.   The discount code you will need for this is: PB 200.

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