UBM TechInsights Hosts IPBC Panel on Non-Practicing Entities

Jun 21, 2010, 01:11 ET from UBM TechInsights

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechInsights will host a panel at the IP Business Congress (IPBC) tackling the issue of "Getting to Grips with Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs)."  IPBC 2010 runs from June 20 to 22 in Munich, Germany.  UBM TechInsights is a gold sponsor of IPBC which has become the annual event for global IP leaders.

NPEs are often referred to in a derogatory manner as 'patent trolls' by opponents. "NPEs have been a contentious issue in the intellectual property industry for several years," explained Mike McLean, VP of Professional Services and Intellectual Property Rights at UBM TechInsights.  He continued, "There is a lot of emotion and hyperbole in the debate surrounding the role(s) of NPEs in the IP community.  This panel will strive to establish the facts regarding the real activities of NPEs, what operating companies are doing in response, and the resulting impact on the IP industry."

Mike McLean, recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Magazine in their 'iam 250' for a second time, will moderate a panel of industry leading experts to address the issues concerning NPEs head-on.  Mike is the architect of UBM TechInsights' IP Lifecycle Management, which lays down a best-practices approach to managing an IP portfolio for companies that recognize IP as a core asset and want to move from a reactive, opportunistic mode towards a more proactive approach.

The panel will be in Breakout Session One, on Tuesday, June 22 at 13:50.  Please visit UBM TechInsights at IPBC: Booth Number 17.

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