LES 2012 Winter Meeting

From dealmaking to IP strategy to legal trends and more, this year's LES Winter Meeting will focus on cutting-edge issues in the high tech space with overlapping content in related industries, including clean tech, nanotechnology and medical devices.


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Engage with these thought leaders during the featured plenary sessions:

Catherine M. Casserly Morgan Chu Patrick Ennis
The Global Commons: Sharing Knowledge in a Connected World

Catherine M. Casserly
CEO, Creative Commons
Anatomy of a Patent License: Dissecting It With Litigation Scalpels

Morgan Chu
Partner, Irell & Manella LLP
Invention Capital: What It is and Why the World Needs More of It

Patrick Ennis
Head of Global Technology, Intellectual Ventures
Loudon Owen Randall R. Rader Ronald J. Schutz
The i4i v. Microsoft Story: Behind the Scenes

Loudon Owen
Chairman, i4i, Inc.; Principal, Patent Monetization Inc.
The Case of the Snake-bit University Inventorship and How Far Does a License Go? 

Honorable Randall R. Rader
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Trends Inside the Courtroom: What Every Licensing Professional Should Know

Ronald J. Schutz
Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP

You can tailor the meeting to your interests with these interactive mini-plenary sessions and workshops!


NANOTECHNOLOGY: The Path to Creating, Managing and Extracting Value from IP in Nanotechnology
WIRELESS MEDICAL DEVICES: Tomorrow’s Wireless Medical Devices: Overcoming Privacy Hurdles to Build a New Wireless Medical Infrastructure
CLEAN TECH: Creating & Maximizing the Value of IP in Clean Tech Transactions
MEDICAL DEVICES: Roadmap to Creating Value: Perspectives from the Medical Device Industry

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Track #1: Development & Deals

A-1: Licensing vs. New Venture - The Anatomy of a Start-Up
B-1: Developing & Licensing "The Next Big Thing"
C-1: Executing an Expedited and Elevated IP Transaction – 15 "Must-Do" Items

Track #2: Value & Valuation

A-2: IP Licensing and Value Issues in Bankruptcy
B-2: The Use of Consumer Surveys in Patent Cases for Damage Apportionment
C-2: Make Your Portfolio Pay – Maximizing Returns on Large and Medium-Sized Patent Portfolios

Track #3: Updates in Patent Law

A-3: New Strategies for Handling Provisional Patent Applications in Light of the AIA
B-3: Effective Utilization of Patent Searches in the Wake of AIA Patent Reform Act
C-3: Beyond Business Method Patents: AIA, The Patent Landscape After Section 18

Track #4: Hot Tech Topics

A-4: Trends in Wireless Patent Licensing: Patent Pools
B-4: Open Source Software: Your Client is Using it. Now What?
C-4: Beyond PIPA/SOPA: How can Legislators deal with Piracy?

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