ACC San Francisco Bay Area: When a Troll Comes Knocking — Practical Tips to Help You Deal With NPE Threats and Litigation

Non-practicing entities monetize their patent portfolios not through offering products or services, but rather by asserting patents against practicing entities. Because non-practicing entities are not competitors and their practices do not fit a typical business mold, they can be difficult and expensive for companies — especially younger companies — to successfully handle.

On September 14, join Fish & Richardson Principals Michael Headley and David Hoffman and Jeremy Jones, IP Counsel at PayPal, for a conversation about NPEs, including:

  • What NPEs are and whom they target
  • What you should do when you get a letter (or worse, a suit) from an NPE
  • How to effectively advise management about the costs and risks of dealing with NPEs
  • Stories about the most extreme (and sometimes sanctionable) NPE behavior​


  • Michael Headley, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • David Hoffman, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Jeremy Jones, IP Counsel, PayPal

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