Fordham University School of Law has scheduled a discussion titled IP Bullying or Proactive Enforcement? on Friday, November 11, at the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street in New York City.
The lectures begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:45 pm.
The program will examine where the line is drawn between fair and effectual enforcement of intellectual property rights and so-called bullying. Patent holding companies, aggressive copyright trolls, and the resulting evolution of the IP litigation business model abound in the news, and these issues are becoming critical to IP practitioners or owners. The symposium will explore the line between intellectual property rights and bullying, and the harm caused when intellectual property rights owners overreach their rights. A panel will discuss whether the problem of IP bullying is significant, how the effect of the evolution in the IP litigation model affects competition, and how rights holders can maintain their duty to police their marks/patents effectively without being perceived as IP bullies.
The panelists will be announced shortly.
To register for the symposium, visit http://law2.fordham.edu/ihtml/cal or call (212) 636-6000.