Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Exam Review Course

September 3, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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:

8:00 - 8:15

Introduction to Exam

8:15 - 9:15

Domain I: Strategy

9:15 - 10:00

Domain II: Intellectual Property Protection

10:00 - 10:15


10:15 - 11:30

Domain II: Intellectual Property Protection Deeper Dive

11:30 - 12:30

Domain III: Opportunity Assessment and Development

12:30 - 1:00


1:00 - 2:00

Domain IV: Valuation and Domain V: Marketing

2:00 - 3:00

Domain VI: Agreement Drafting

3:00 - 3:15


3:15 - 4:15

Domain VII: Negotiation

4:15 - 4:45

Domain VIII: Agreement Management

4:45 - 5:00

Course Wrap Up

Brian O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia

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.


Brian P. O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia
Brian P. O'Shaughnessy is a shareholder in the intellectual property law firm of RatnerPrestia, Washington, DC.  He is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years' experience in all aspects of intellectual property law.  He works with innovators in establishing global IP portfolios, and in structuring IP-related transactions.  He represents clients in federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and in diverse proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to his day job, 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 articulating the Society's position on legislation, administrative policy, and trends in IP law in the U.S.  He is an author, editor, and longstanding faculty member of the LES Professional Development Series.
Brian earned a law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, N.Y.  Prior to that, he earned BS and MS degrees from the Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.  He now serves on the RIT Board of Trustees as a member of its Executive Committee and Chair of its Student Life Committee.


Online Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available beginning at 8 am.

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