LES hosts monthly webinars, as part of its ongoing Webinar Wednesdays series, as well as Hot Topic webinars that are periodically scheduled to cover breaking developments such as patent reform, important case updates and other major industry news. Webinar Wednesdays are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and are also available anytime on-demand. Join IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.

*NEW LES member benefit: these webinars, a $1,200 value, are FREE for LES members in 2015. Click on a webinar below and register today!

Upcoming Webinar - June 2015

Title: The Primary Challenges to Monetizing Patents in Today's Business, Legal, and Regulatory Environment

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Assessing value and obtaining revenue for patent licensing and sales can be challenging in the current environment. This workshop is designed to present perspectives on these challenges from individuals with diverse views and substantial experience with the relevant markets, both inside and outside the U.S.

Major legal developments continue to have a significant impact on patent monetization. At the LES 2015 Annual meeting, we discussed recent Court decisions and their expected and actual effects, including in the areas of patentability, valuation and damages, IPRs and other post-grant proceedings, and in fee shifting. Since then, we’ve seen more of the actual effects of recent Court decisions and other developments in the patent markets. The panelists will share their recent observations from the licensing market and patent sale market.


  • Recognize the recent changes to the patent monetization environment
  • Articulate how legal developments are affecting patent monetization strategies and practices
  • Respond to the changing environment to best achieve your goals

Michael E. Shanahan, Vice President and General Counsel of General Patent Corporation
Greg Lundell, Chief Patent Counsel of Nagra Kudelski
Terry Ludlow, Panel Member, Founder and CEO, Chipworks

Alison Aubry Richards, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP

Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Fee: $0
CLE Credit: 1.5

Speaker Bios:


Michael Shanahan
Michael Shanahan is a Vice President and General Counsel of General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property (IP) management firm focusing on IP strategy and valuation, patent licensing, enforcement and brokerage — the oldest such company in the world. Prior to GPC, Michael was a partner in the Intellectual Property litigation group of McDermott, Will and Emery.


Greg Lundell 
Greg Lundell, VP IP Strategy & Licensing, is responsible for managing the Kudeslki Group’s worldwide patent portfolio.  The Kudelski Group is a global leader in providing video distribution technology and services.  Greg has overseen patent enforcement and portfolio development in the multimedia distribution industry since 2008.  Before that, Greg was part of the Gray Cary and DLA Piper law firms where he litigated patents and complex commercial issues primarily around semiconductor and Internet technologies.  In his current role, Greg is focused on maintaining a potent patent portfolio to support licensing and business development initiatives across the Kudelski Group’s businesses.

Terry Ludlow 
Terry Ludlow, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is a recognized pioneer in semiconductor reverse engineering, and was among the first to realize its value for Intellectual Property (IP) groups and technology teams. He founded Chipworks in 1992 to offer semiconductor and microelectronics system reverse engineering services to companies seeking to build a competitive advantage, and protect and grow the potential of their intellectual property. As CEO, Terry continues to provide the strategy, vision, and driving force that have earned Chipworks its position as the premier source of knowledge of what's inside technology.

Alison Aubry Richards
Alison Aubry Richards is a litigator whose practice focuses on patent disputes and a partner at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery. She has significant trial experience. She has litigated patent cases in technical areas including semiconductors, photolithography, integrated circuits, computer software, imaging systems, mobile electronics, online payment systems, human genetic therapies, and medical devices. Alison graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003.

Who Should Attend

The webinars are designed for all IP and licensing professionals at any level of experience, including corporate IP and licensing professionals, technology transfer professionals, non-IP attorneys, and business development professionals.

Why You Should Attend

LES Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to stay up-to-date with current trends and challenges, gain core knowledge on IP and licensing topics, and supplement your learning in new areas. With our live webinars and growing library of on-demand webinars, you can log-in and learn from leading industry experts anywhere, anytime.

Course Details

Each webinar is 60 or 90 minutes and addresses a unique topic presented by different industry experts. Sample topics include patent reform, trademark licensing, royalty auditing, patent sales agreements, antitrust issues, and patent licensing conflicts.

Course Fees

We are happy to announce the Webinar Wednesday series will be FREE to LES members! These webinars, delivered right to your desk, will provide increased knowledge and exposure to today’s hot topics.  You’ll also be able to earn CLE and CLP credits!

This member-only benefit gives you access to IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.

2015 Webinars

Mark your calendars for Webinar Wednesdays, the second Wednesday of each month. In 2015, LES will be offering our webinars as a free member benefit!

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