The hype against patent trolls continues to grow. But there’s no need to fear—the “Anti-Troll” is here! These “white hat” defensive patent aggregation firms have an innovative business model: acquire large portfolios of patents, and pledge to use them only to shield clients against patent assertion entities. As Congress and the Federal Trade Commission turn their attention to the patent troll marketplace, what scrutiny should be given to the “anti-troll” industry growing in its shadow?
David Anderson, Vice President of Corporate Development, RPX
Andrea Casillas ‘10, Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network
Bryan Choi, Visiting Associate Professor, New York Law School
Tun-Jen Chiang, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Christopher A. Cotropia, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, former Director of USPTO
Dan McCurdy, CEO, Allied Security Trust
Alexander Okuliar, Attorney Advisor, Federal Trade Commission
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