Where there is successful technology, patent litigation follows. The proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles is likely to spur a wave of patent litigation, both between competitors in the UAV space and opportunistic patent trolls—just as it did in other successful technologies from cloud computing to smart phones to GPS devices. Responding to a demand letter or patent infringement lawsuit can disrupt business and can send new technologies sideways if not handled properly. Innovative companies can face great hurdles if their competitors are misappropriating their intellectual property.
In this webinar, Floyd Chapman and Brian Pandya, IP litigation partners at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC will give some practical tips for companies facing patent infringement threats, including what to do if your company is sued for patent infringement, receives a demand letter, or suspects a competitor is infringing your intellectual property. Then Floyd and Brian will discuss some of the key developments in patent law that are particularly relevant to the UAV space, including what can actually be patented today, who can be held liable when multiple parties perform steps of a patent claim, and recouping fees for non-meritorious patent assertions.
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