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Price Presents to Augustana College on Patent Trolls

April Price Attorney At LawAugustana College students in the Managing Innovation class welcomed Lane & Waterman attorney April Price on Thursday when she presented “Defeating the Patent Troll.” April, a registered patent attorney, explained that patent trolls are those who acquire patents solely with the intent to enforce them.

“It’s important for students, especially those who want to become innovators, to understand the dangers of patent trolls, the risks they impose on start-ups and their options for dealing with them,” commented April. “I enjoy presenting to the students, because they have questions and new perspectives that make the discussion especially engaging.”

April regularly presents to students in the Quad Cities about intellectual property issues, including students with the IncubatorEDU in Rock Island and the Davenport Community School Districts Project Lead the Way class.