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 - May 2015

Title: IP Considerations and the Value Impact for Early-Stage Companies

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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

This webinar will feature a diverse panel of practitioners from the early-stage ecosystem addressing the role of intellectual property in early-stage/startup companies. The panelists will provide their unique perspectives regarding how early-stage investors consider IP protection in evaluating potential investments. The panelists will also highlight several key factors that entrepreneurs should consider with respect to investing in IP protection, and will address industry-specific differences and the factors that drive them.

Brian Frizzell, Director, Capstone Advisory Group, LLC
Justin Lewis, Managing Director, Ocean Tomo, LLC
Mark Ward, Experienced Angel Investor

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

Speaker Bios:
Brian Frizzell
has over a decade of experience in intellectual property litigation, valuation, strategy, and licensing and has provided clients with intellectual property and financial advisory services across a wide range of industries and technologies. As part of his broad experience in supporting litigation assignments involving patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property assets, Mr. Frizzell has developed damages analyses that have been presented in federal court in a variety of jurisdictions. Additionally, Mr. Frizzell has valued large and complex patent portfolios for transactional purposes as well as part of bankruptcy proceedings. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a past-chair for the LES Valuation and Taxation committee and currently chairs the LES Insights Editorial Board. He is also an active angel investor and member of Cornerstone Angels, a Chicago based angel investor group.

Justin Vahn Lewis is a Managing Director within the Expert Services practice area of Ocean Tomo’s San Francisco office. Justin leads the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Risk Management practice, which manages potential and future risk of intellectual property (IP) litigation. Justin has participated and testified in many cases both as an expert witness and/or in a supporting role providing a deep bench of experience from his general litigation consulting and forensic accounting background. In addition, Justin and his team are creating innovative new products surrounding the area of intellectual property risk management. Justin has experience in several key industries, including: automotive, biotechnology, consumer goods, manufacturing, retail, electronics (including standards based), financial services, medical devices, pharmaceutical, environmental, semiconductor, software, winemaking and computer hardware. Specialties: Expert Testimony, Patent Damages, Intellectual Property (IP) Risk Management, Quantification of Economic Damages, Forensic Accounting

Mark Ward has over 20 years of management and investment experience with early-stage high-potential companies. He was part of the executive team that sold Internet student resource company FastWeb to Monster Worldwide. Post-acquisition, he continued with Monster as FastWeb’s VP & GM. Currently he is CEO of startup Expert Interview. He has served as CAO of angel-backed Right At School, a rapidly-growing provider of after school enrichment programs for elementary school children and COO of venture-backed, Internet media company NextWave Media Group.

Earlier is his career, Mark was Director of Venture Capital for Ameritech where he sourced strategic early-stage Internet, telecommunications and media investments. Mark is an active angel investor, advisor to early-stage businesses and a member of Cornerstone Angels and IrishAngels.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management degree from Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand and is a CPA.

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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