After years of political debates over legislative fixes, the patent system still isn't working. It's expensive, slow, and often abused by trolls. And litigation is still on the rise: 2015 saw the second highest number of patent cases ever, two-thirds of which were filed by trolls. There are ongoing efforts in the courts and Congress to fix it, but in the meantime, what should a startup do?
Join Engine, EFF, students from Stanford Law's IP and Innovation Clinic, and industry leaders for a discussion on ways to Hack the Patent System. From patent pools, to defensive licensing programs, to litigation insurance, there are a lot of options to consider.
- Julie Samuels, Engine
- Daniel Nazer, EFF
- Jishnu Menon, Mozilla
- John Casey, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, and Rosati
- Marta Belcher, Ropes & Gray, LLP