Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Exam Review Course


Our Virtual CLP Exam Review Course will provide you with the tools and resources to create your own exam preparation experience. Gain access to over 14 hours of content preparation, collaborative groups, interactive quizzes, discussion forums, live documents, and expert faculty Q&A.

Take the Next Step in Your Career and Earn the CLP Credential!

Earning the CLP credential establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows you understand and utilize the latest industry practice.  This course is intended to help prepare professionals that are registered for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified LES members, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants’ results. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80% passed.

For CLP Certification, LES Recommends the Following Pathway to Success:

  1. Take IP Business Basics 101, IP & Licensing Basics and Masters Class
  2. Register for the CLP exam
  3. Review the sample exam questions in the CLP Candidate Handbook at the CLP web site
  4. Access our new Knowledge Community.
  5. Sit for the CLP exam (April or October)

$750 Virtual CLP Knowledge Community Subscription

Individuals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management

Brian O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Mark Peterson, CEO, Robinwood Consulting
Susan L. Stoddard, Ph.D., Senior Licensing Manager, Office of Intellectual Property, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions

Domains (No. of Questions on exam):
Domain I: Strategy (20)
Domain II: Intellectual Property Protection (26)
Domain III: Opportunity Assessment and Development (22)
Domain IV: Valuation (10)
Domain V: Marketing (5)
Domain VI: Agreement Development and Drafting (27)
Domain VII: Negotiation (30)
Domain VIII: Agreement Management (10)


Brian O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Brian P. O'Shaughnessy is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., and resident in its Alexandria, VA office.  He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology; and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.  Mr. O'Shaughnessy is a registered patent attorney with twenty years' experience in intellectual property law, both in-house and in private practice.  He advises clients in licensing intellectual property, enforcing and defending intellectual property rights, and in securing intellectual property rights domestically and internationally, particularly in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.  Mr. O'Shaughnessy writes and lectures on legal matters relating to intellectual property, and is an active member of the Licensing Executives Society, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Bar Association. 

Mark Peterson, CEO, Robinwood Consulting
Mark Peterson is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Robinwood Consulting.  He has extensive experience in the valuation of intellectual property and has assisted clients in valuing technology for licensing purposes; including negotiating licenses and packaging technology for sale, as well as in litigation matters.

In the area of litigation, Mr. Peterson has provided consulting assistance to clients in the evaluation of economic damages resulting from the infringement of intellectual property rights. These evaluations have included lost profits, reasonable royalties, and claims for unjust enrichment.  His analyses have included determinations of fixed and variable costs, incremental profit determinations, cost savings, analyses of market demand, capacity, price erosion, convoyed sales, as well as the economic effects of acceptable non-infringing alternatives, among others.  These analyses have culminated in both deposition and trial testimony. He has assisted clients in the licensing of technology both in settlement of litigation as well as the avoidance of litigation.  This assistance has taken the form of determining the economic impact of potential license terms to provide for appropriate sharing of risk between the parties to the agreement. 

Mr. Peterson’s experience includes a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, computer software,defense, electronics, and heavy equipment manufacturing, among others. Prior to forming Robinwood Consulting, Mark was a Vice President in an international consulting firm where he focused in consulting on intellectual property and commercial damage issues. 

Mr. Peterson has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and economics from Ohio University. He is a Certified Licensing Professional, a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, and was a Trustee from 1995-2001 of the Licensing Executives Society. During 1999, Mark served as the Central Region Vice President and during 2000-2001 as Treasurer of the Licensing Executives Society. From 1998-2001 Mark was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Licensing Executives Society. From 2001 through 2006, he held numerous offices including Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of the Board of Governors of The Mid-America Club in Chicago.  For many years he also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute.

Susan L. Stoddard, Ph.D. CLP, Senior Licensing Manager, Office of Intellectual Property, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
Susan L. Stoddard is a Technology Licensing Manager in the Office of Intellectual Property at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Her responsibilities involve the evaluation and out-licensing of intellectual property of employees of Mayo Clinic.  She specializes in the fields of biotechnology and diagnostic and pharmaceutical products.  Dr. Stoddard has been with Mayo for over fifteen years; during that time she was also the administrator for Mayo’s Office of Strategic Alliances.  She has had experience in structuring, negotiating and implementing agreements to commercialize over 200 technologies, including complex, multifaceted collaborations and alliances.

Dr. Stoddard is the author of “Technology Transfer - Enabling the Commercialization of Science” in Alternative Career in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower.  She has also given many presentations at professional meetings related to licensing technologies from academic institutions, commercial interactions with academia and educating faculty concerning intellectual property.

Before taking the position at Mayo, Dr. Stoddard was a tenured Professor of Neurosciences and member of the Graduate Faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She was Director of the Medical Neuroscience course, and twice received an award as Outstanding Professor in Basic Science.  Dr. Stoddard has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers and given over 60 scientific presentations at national and international meetings.  She is the author of several book chapters and co-author of two books reviewing the literature on the adrenal medulla.

Dr. Stoddard received her A.B. from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey.  She holds the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) designation, an initiative of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) (USA and Canada), Inc. to recognize licensing professionals with experience, education and professional development to perform at the highest level.


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