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Put the brakes on trolls. Has your company been accused of patent infringement by a seemingly unknown player? It’s a trend trucking companies are facing firsthand. Non-practicing entities (aka patent trolls) are now setting their sights on our industry. They’ve made a career of extorting tens of thousands of dollars with the promise of excluding companies from infringement suits.
In this webinar, ATA’s Rich Pianka, Deputy General Counsel, will provide an update on efforts in the nation’s capital to address frivolous and abusive patent litigation, and Manish K. Mehta, a Partner at the law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP will discuss legal tactics, defenses, and deterrents available to respond to and fight back this legal challenge facing the industry and your business. A question and answer session will follow.
Rich Pianka is Deputy General Counsel of American Trucking Associations, where he advocates on behalf of the industry before Congress and the executive branch on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues. In addition, as Chief Counsel of the ATA Litigation Center, he is responsible for advancing and defending the interests of motor carriers in the nation's courts, and regularly represents ATA in cases with broad policy implications for the trucking industry. Prior to joining ATA, Rich practiced general and appellate litigation at Mayer Brown LLP, clerked for Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.
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