Patent Trolls

Kelli Lee Larson (Speaker: Keynote)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventLecture for general public

Description

Understanding the Non-practicing Entity (NPE) Phenomenon

Patents have been essential to the business models of many firms for a long time. However, only in recent years there has been a renewed interest in how patent exploitation and enforcement may be used as an autonomous business model to generate revenues and competitive advantages. Non-practicing entities (NPEs) purchase or acquire patents only to enforce them to generate revenues. Are NPEs patent trolls? Can companies be both? Is it bad or good for patent business?
Period29.04.2014
Event typeOther
LocationHelsinki