Silicon Valley Chapter
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Board Room, Conference Room 102
DLA Piper LLP (US), 2
000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Practical Approaches and Perspectives in International Transactions: Transcending Legal & Cultural Differences
Globalization means a world of opportunities. In today's global market place, organizations can no longer afford to ignore off-shore markets and partnerships. As the companies consider expanding or collaborating/partnering with off-shore entities, they have to thread the differences in legal concepts and laws in an informed manner. This may include choice of venue and methods for conflict resolution, as well as substantive laws such as those regarding vertical agreements. Our distinguished panel of international practitioners will discuss what it takes to achieve success, with a special emphasis on contractual agreements and cultures.
Soody Tronson, Founder and Principal, STLGIP
Paulo Lilla, Professor of International Business Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas Business School, presents "Legal Aspects of Distributor Agreements and IP Licensing in Brazil"
Dr. Marek Salamonowicz, Adjunct Chair of Commercial Law in Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland), presents "Current Trends in EU Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation"
Bruce Scott, CEO/Principal, ILG, presents "Practical's of Outsourcing and Doing Business in China"
Steve Wilson, Head of Silicon Valley office, Osborne Clarke, presents "Legal Issues to Consider When Doing Business in Europe"
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration and Networking Buffet Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Early, by Friday, June 15, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $45
After Friday, June 15, 2012
LES Members: $50
Online Registration Deadline: Monday, June 18
After June 18, contact James House, email@example.com
No refunds after Monday, June 18, 2012
Substitutions are permitted
Dr. Paulo Lilla
Attorney in Sâo Paulo, Brazil (admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association - OAB/SP). Senior Associate at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. & Quiroga Advogados (http://www.mattosfilho.com.br/pagina.php?item=home&lang=en). Professor of International Business Transactions at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas Business School - FGV/EAESP. Master's Degree in International Law at the University of São Paulo. PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo. Member of the International Bar Association
Dr. Marek Salamonowicz
Dr. Marek Salamonowicz is an Adjunct Chair of Commercial Law in Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland). From 2007, legal expert in University's Technology Transfer Office. In 2010, awarded by Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland and Polish Patent Office in Warsaw for the best doctoral thesis from the field of industrial property law: "Patent and Know-How Licenses in the Light of Cartel Prohibition." Member of Competition Law Association – lead by SALANS Chancellery. On the list of "TOP 500 Innovators – Commercialization – Science" in Polish governmental Program.
Bruce Scott is an Entrepreneur, Intellectual Property and Corporate Development specialist. He has initiated and led over 45 deals involving business start-ups and operations, patent assignment and licensing and corporate financing. Mr. Scott has launched and operated many new businesses during his career. He has completed multiple IP assignment and licensing transactions within the US and Asia. He is also a regular visitor to China where he sources products with various manufacturing centers. Fields of experience include software and internet, life science and medical, alternative and green energy, consumer products such as electronics, medical supplies and lawn and garden.
Bruce has been a founder/principal for 5 of his own companies including; Intellectual Licensing & Capital Group, FlexBio Systems, Care Tech Systems, NovoDynamics and Telene Products Division. He has been general manager, CFO, CEO and SVP of Operations multiple times. Companies he has been associated with include: Nuada Pharmaceuticals, Geron Corporation, NovoDynamics, Goodrich Co., Catalytica Advanced Technologies and Energy Systems and AIM. We have offices in Silicon Valley and Shanghai.
Soody Tronson, M.S. J.D., Moderator
Soody Tronson is the founder and principal at STLG-IP, a boutique intellectual property firm located in Silicon Valley. The firm counsels domestic and international entrepreneurs and investors, as well as early stage and larger more established companies, in intellectual property matters (patent and transactional) in a wide range of industries including life sciences, software and business methods, medical devices and diagnostics, high technology, and consumer products.
Prior to starting her legal career, Soody spent several years in the industry holding technical and management positions at companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Schering-Plough Corporation. Her extensive and diverse experience enables the patent and transactional counseling of clients in the diverse areas including life sciences, software and business methods, medical devices and diagnostics, and high technology. Based on the range of her experience and having founded several companies of her own, she is well accustomed to challenges facing emerging as well as mature companies. Soody consults with other firms and companies and takes great pleasure in being actively involved in educational and non-profit organizations some of which include being on the Co-Chair at the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter (LES-SVC); and the Association for the Sports and Athlete Professionals.
Soody instructs courses in IP and licensing at the University of California. She serves as a mentor with several entrepreneurship-focused courses/programs at Stanford University, is a mentor with LES Graduate School Business Plan Competition, is an advisor with Astia and the C4Cube Venture Accelerator (C4Cube), is a speaker at legal forums and domestic and international events, and volunteers and donates her services at local non-profit organizations. She is also an inventor on patent applications and issued patents. Soody holds a J.D. and M.S., and is licensed to practice before the State of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Steve Wilson is a UK-qualified corporate lawyer and head of Osborne Clarke's office in Silicon Valley. He has wide experience in representing US clients and his practice covers a broad range of counselling global businesses in all aspects of their international legal needs including their overseas expansion strategies, whether by way of inward investment, acquisition or joint venture. He specialises in corporate transactional and venture capital work with an industry focus on digital business (technology, social media, ecommerce and digital media).
Steve has extensive experience in leading and project managing multi-jurisdictional transactions. He has spoken both across the US and internationally on numerous topics pertinent to global business and is an executive board member of the British American Business Council.
Steve graduated from King's College, University of London and completed his studies at London's College of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, associate member of the American Bar Association (Business & International Sections) and a registered Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California.