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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series: Fish & Richardson P.C.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
“Strength in Numbers: Improving the Patent Landscape Together”
Innovators large and small complain of the costs and other burdens imposed by patent assertion entities (AKA “patent trolls”). Former head of intellectual property at Uber, former head of patent licensing at Google and current Fish & Richardson partner Eric Schulman founded the LOT (License on Transfer) Network (www.lotnet.com), an open organization to reduce the patent assertion entity problem for its members. The LOT Network has grown since its launch less than 3 years ago from 6 companies to 164 companies and now has more than 771,000 patent assets in the program. In this talk, Eric will explain how the LOT Network operates as a non-profit community of companies committed to improving the patent landscape together and will also provide a survey of other related patent collaboration organizations.
Lunch is served for students staying for the entire presentation.
Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT), Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ), and Patent Law Society (PLS).
This event is open to current Berkeley Law students, Berkeley Law affiliates and BCLT law firm sponsors only.
Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.
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