EMVA starts ‘Member Peer Group’ initiative – 1st meeting on March 3rd

Just recently and in line with its overall goal to continiously offer valuable and beneficial services to member entities, the EMVA introduced a brandnew initiative, the EMVA Peer Group ‘IP-Protection, Patents, and Trolls‘.
The goal behind founding so-called Peer Groups is to offer member exclusive platforms – or one may call it ‘rooms’ – for proactive exchange between professionals of EMVA member oganisations.

After having founded a respective LinkedIn Group as a next step the 1st peer group online meeting has been scheduled now:

Best Practices in Answering Hostile Patent Complaints

March 3rd, 3 p.m. CET

Many Machine Vision companies were recently approached by so-called patent trolls in the US and elsewhere. Such Trolls try to threaten companies of any sizes with filings of alleged patent infringements. The legal fight against such filings creates massive costs for the accused company, irrespective how poorly funded or false such allegations are.

This creates the foundation of Patent Trolls and their business model: They often offer achingly expensive out-of-court settlements along their allegations, which are still less costly for their victims than fighting a patent dispute.

Different players in our industry have made their experiences with hostile patent complaints.
On March 3rd, the EMVA offers all its members an exclusive forum to learn from each other about best practices on how to deal with patent trolls.


  • Introduction (5 minutes, Ronald Mueller, EMVA)
  • Experiences, Do’s, and Don’ts (10 minutes, Basler AG)
  • Discussion about best practices (35 minutes, all)
  • Exchange on next steps (10+ minutes, all)

How to join the online meeting:

  1. Mark your calendar on March 3rd, 3 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. ET
  2. Join the EMVA Peer Group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12621365/ and
    find the link to register for the Zoom meeting in the first post

Join in and strengthen our Machine Vision community against hostile forces!