This event took place on October 13, 2021.

A number of small providers are receiving patent demand letters with a settlement offer to avoid litigation. How should you respond? Should you respond? Many of these letters are a typical part of the playbook of entities that have been variously called “non-practicing entities” (NPEs) or “patent trolls.”

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Chris Mammen and Carrie Richey joined NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association to discuss patent infringement claims, NPEs and other entities who send demand letters, the litigation process, and things you should consider when deciding on an appropriate course of action.