Prior Events

IUGT Webinar


Dispute resolution strategies of Universities


Niels Hoelder, Certified Specialist IP Lawyer, Hoffmann Eitle (Germany)
Sherry Rollo, Partner, Husch Blackwell (Chicago, IL)


Sam Lockner, Partner, Carlson Caspers (Minneapolis, MN)


Tuesday, May 27th, 2014


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


This is a FREE webinar, but registration is required at

About the session:
The webinar will provide an insight in dispute resolution strategies in Europe and in the US from a University's point of view.  It will discuss some intrinsic obstacles to an effective use of IP Rights and possibilities to overcome them.

Key points that will be covered:

  • Restricted budgets and the need for manageable financial risks
  • Limited expectation of damages in Europe
  • Changes in the aftermath of the reform of the German law on employee inventions
  • How can universities take advantage of the new America Invents Act?
  • Use of litigation financing institutions
  • Licensing/transfer of patents to NPEs
  • Licensing to industry partners: reasonable and flexible share in litigation
  • Criminal proceedings as cost-saving alternative
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