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Infringement of University Patents: How to Respond and Critical Issues to Consider in Making Litigation Decisions

You’ve Discovered a University Patent is Being Infringed. Now What? Discovering that your university’s valuable intellectual property is being infringed upon is startling to say the least. But before jumping head-first into a contentious legal battle that can sap your budget and potentially tarnish your reputation, it’s wise to take a step back and evaluate the situation as a whole. 

Can the cost of going to court — which can run $1 million a month and up to $30 million — be justified by the value of the IP or the flagrant nature of the infraction? What is the relationship between parties? Is the infringer a research partner? How will a lawsuit look in the eyes of the public and potential future partners? And are there ways to fund the litigation and reduce your risk, as well as the time spent on preparation? Is there a path to a negotiated resolution?

To help navigate these are other important questions, our distance learning division secured two experts to bring you a critical 90-minute webinar: Infringement of University Patents: How to Respond and Critical Issues to Consider in Making Litigation Decisions.

Join Sandra L. Haberny, PhD., Partner with Quinn Emanuel, and Teresa Schultz, JD, Senior Licensing Officer at The Ohio State University, as they discuss special considerations from the university’s perspective and offer expert guidance on pursuing litigation, alternatives to litigation, and how to weigh the pros and cons of each course of action. For complete program details or to register, click here.

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