Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Exam Review Course

February 19, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
(Mission Street & Fourth Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103

The LES CLP Exam Review Course will be offered in San Francisco, CA, Wednesday, Feb. 19, in conjunction with the AUTM Annual Meeting.

This one-day review course and CLP Knowledge Community access help professionals prepare 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. The one-day review also includes access to our new Virtual Knowledge Community (launching February 2012), providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the LES experts. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80% passed. Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows that you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development.

The Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) program was launched in 2008 by a separately incorporated entity, Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP Inc.). The CLP credential is a professional designation intended to distinguish those who have demonstrated experience, proficiency, knowledge, and understanding of licensing and commercialization of intellectual property through involvement in patenting, marketing, negotiation, legal, and intellectual asset management. The program was developed as an initiative of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) and there are currently more than 800 practicing CLP designees worldwide. (Source: http://www.licensingcertification.org/what-is-clp/

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for professionals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management.

It is strongly recommended that course attendees take IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review and Masters Class: Principles and Practices course and register for the CLP exam prior to taking this course.

The Eligibility Requirements for the CLP Exam can be found on line in the Certified Licensing Professional Candidate Handbook and Study Guidelines and exam details.

Why You Should Attend
Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development. Take the next step in your career and earn the CLP credential!

Course Details & Lecturers
The course is divided into the following eight domains:



Domain 1


Domain 2

Intellectual Property Protection

Domain 3

Opportunity Assessment and Development

Domain 4


Domain 5


Domain 6

Agreement Development and Drafting

Domain 7


Domain 8

Agreement Management

Registration Fees
(Includes one-day review course and Virtual Knowledge Community Access):
$995 Members & Non-Members


The CLP Prep Course is eligible for 7.0 CLE credits and 9.0 CPE credits.

Virtual Knowledge Community Access

The Virtual CLP Exam Review Course will provide you with the tools and resources to create your own exam preparation experience. Gain access to over 12 hours of content preparation, collaborative groups, interactive quizzes, discussion forums, live documents, and expert faculty q&a.

Linda Chao, Trustee, Onsite Education; Senior Licensing Associate, Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
Linda continues as Trustee, On- Site Education Programs for 2012- 2013. She has also been a Board Member of The LES (USA & Canada) Foundation since 2007 and chaired the LES Foundation Graduate Student Business Plan Competition from 2008 to 2011. During this time, Linda played a key role in raising the visibility of the Competition, increasing both submissions by student teams and LES members participating as judges. Since 2009, she has been involved with LES education courses at the Silicon Valley Chapter, USA & Canada, and LES International programs. Linda also recruited speakers and assisted with arrangements for several LES (USA & Canada) Annual and Seasonal Meetings.

Linda is a senior licensing associate in Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL). Linda manages an intellectual property portfolio of over 300 inventions, including nanotechnology, photonic, semiconductor, and bioengineering technologies. She negotiates licenses with companies ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining OTL in 1997, her technical and business experience included engineering design, competitive analysis, and product marketing in the high tech industry.

Linda received a BS and an MS in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a registered USPTO patent agent and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).

Brian P. O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia
Brian P. O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia, Washington, DC, is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years' experience in patent law.  He works with innovators in establishing global IP portfolios and in structuring IP-related transactions; and he routinely represents clients before the federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and in post-issuance proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Brian is Regional Vice President, USA, of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc., and has served on the LES Board of Trustees since 2007.  As Regional Vice President, he is responsible for coordinating the Society's statements on legislation, administrative policy, and trends in the law in the U.S.  He is a contributing author and faculty member of the LES Professional Development Series. 

Scott Williams, Director, Invotex Group
Scott Williams is a director with Invotex Group. He is responsible for managing the sale and licensing of clients' intellectual property assets as well as providing consulting services related to both litigation and the valuation of intellectual property and technology businesses. He has more than 19 years experience in licensing and business development as well as in consulting to technology businesses. Over the past ten years, he has specialized in intellectual property assets. Mr. Williams has managed intellectual property acquisitions and commercialization campaigns. He has concluded numerous patent-based transactions encompassing both in and out licensing. Additionally, Mr. Williams has led consulting engagements in intellectual property valuation, market assessment of emerging technology, and strategy development for intellectual property commercialization. He has also prepared damage analyses relating to patent and copyright infringement and breach of contract claims. His clients have included universities, corporations and venture capital firms. Mr. Williams is an active member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and LES where he serves as co-chair of the Philadelphia chapter.

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