Look out! The States Are Watching Your Patent Demand Letters!
In the last two years, over twenty states have passed or are considering legislation placing restrictions on patent demand letters in an effort to crack down on abusive practices of so-called "patent trolls." More states are joining in this movement every month. Our panel will discuss the patchwork of current and proposed state legislation so that you can effectively advise your clients on how to navigate these new state laws. Our speakers include AIPLA President Sharon Israel, a partner at Mayer Brown; Dennis Skarvan of Caterpillar; and Erik Jones of the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Vince Garlock, Deputy Executive Director of AIPLA, will moderate.