Wiley Rein, AUVSI to Speak on UAV Patent Infringement

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting a webinar focused on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) patent infringement.

Entitled “My Company Has Been Accused of Patent Infringement; What Do I Do Now?,” the webinar will take place at 3 p.m. on June 1. The event is complimentary for qualified media and AUVSI members and costs $49 for non-members.

Featured guests Floyd B. Chapman and Brian H. Pandya, partners in the intellectual property practice at law firm Wiley Rein LLP, will review key developments in patent law relevant to UAVs, including what can be patented today, who can be held liable in different circumstances, and how to recoup fees for non-meritorious patent assertions.

“The proliferation of unmanned aircraft vehicles is likely to spur a wave of patent litigation, both between competitors in the UAV space and opportunistic patent trolls – just as it did in other successful technologies, from cloud computing to smartphones to GPS devices,” says Chapman. “Responding to a demand letter or patent infringement lawsuit can disrupt business and can send new technologies sideways if not handled properly.”

On the other hand, says Pandya, “Innovative companies can face great hurdles if their competitors are misappropriating their intellectual property.”

The webinar will also provide practical tips for companies facing common patent infringement threats:

  • Your company is being sued for patent infringement;
  • Your company receives a demand letter; or
  • You suspect a competitor is infringing your intellectual property.

Registration can be found here.


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