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Center for Emerging Technologies and Polsinelli present Advance St. Louis
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The Center for Emerging Technologies and Polsinelli INVITE YOU TO JOIN US for the next event in our 2014 Advance St. Louis series, featuring in-depth, comprehensive sessions on topics vital for entrepreneurs competing in highly aggressive technology industries.



Patent Trolls: What Should Be Considered When Faced with a Demand from a Troll

(Applying for Missouri CLE credit)


Letters from patent owners claiming infringement can be frustrating for a growing business. They can be even more frustrating when those letters come from Patent Trolls, the common name for entities that do not practice the patent but merely exist to extort money from companies under the threat of patent litigation. More concerning for start-ups, is that tech companies have been the primary targets of Patent Trolls.

This session will discuss:

  • how you should analyze Patent Troll letters
  • what factors to consider in responding to the letter
  • ways to strike back at the Patent Troll



  • Keith Grady, Shareholder - Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practice Group Chair, Polsinelli
  • Rob Enyard, Shareholder, Polsinelli




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Networking Reception

Registration will begin at 2:45 pm.


All programs held at the


4041 Forest Park Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63108

Get directions. Parking is available in CIC@CET's lot at 4041 Forest Park and the lot at the Northwest corner of Forest Park and Sarah. Our Sarah Street entrance is under construction, please continue to use the entrance at our 4041 Forest Park lot.



Kindly RSVP by October 8, 2014. There is NO FEE to attend this event UNLESS you are requesting CLE. For CLE only, the registration fee is $25. Payment may be made at the door, however, advance registration is requested. CET can accept cash, check and credit at the door.



For questions regarding this event, contact Heather Beaven at 314.615.6915.

October 15, 2014

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The Center for Emerging Technologies and Polsinelli present "Advance St. Louis," a seminar series designed to assist entrepreneurs transitioning from startup to high growth stage. The interactive sessions will provide bioscience, medical and other advanced technology entrepreneurs with the business acumen and hands-on knowledge necessary to take their early stage businesses to the next level. "Advance St. Louis" is part of the entrepreneurial infrastructure necessary to build a sustainable and globally competitive bioscience and advanced technology cluster in the St. Louis region.

The programs will target more experienced entrepreneurs and the service providers and professionals who assist them.

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