Video: Digital Media Patents for Profit
Event: Live Webcast of Streaming Media East 2007 Conference & Exposition in Hilton New York, NY
In the past year, the near-ubiquitous debate over patent trolls has evolved significantly. No longer focused primarily on the relative evils—or merits—of these patent holding companies, technology executives across all sectors have turned their attention to the business and legal strategies with which to confront the challenges that trolls present. In this discussion, you will learn how the growth of patent holding companies such as Acacia has made it necessary for target companies large and small to reexamine how their digital media projects are managed. You will also hear about the technical, economic, and legal implications associated with various strategic options and pragmatic suggestions tailored to corporate executives and patent holders, as well as in-house and outside counsel.
Moderator: Maureen Chakraborty, VP, Analysis Group
Denise DeFranco, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Jim Gatto, Intellectual Property Practice Section Leader, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Rebecca Kirk, VP, Analysis Group