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"High-Low" Patent License and Settlement Agreements: How to Get to Yes
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LES Greater Washington, DC Chapter Meeting

When: Thursday, December 17, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States

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Thursday, December 17, 2015
5:30 pm — 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm — 7:15 pm Speech
7:15 pm — 8:00 pm Networking

Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

"High-Low" Patent License and Settlement Agreements: How to Get to Yes

Scott B. Markow, Senior Group Patent Counsel, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Often the greatest obstacle to reaching an agreement or settlement on patent licensing is a legitimate dispute about patent validity. One way of reaching an agreement despite these differences is a "high-low" settlement. In such an agreement, the parties agree to have validity adjudicated or decided, with the outcome predetermining the amount of the resulting settlement or licensing fee. Mr. Markow will discuss his experience with negotiating and drafting these types of agreements and some of the legal issues involved.

LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $30

Online Registration Deadline: December 14, 2015 12 pm, EST

No refunds after December 14, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

Mr. Markow has been Senior Group Patent Counsel with Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. for almost 10 years, working at the company’s office in Towson, Maryland. He currently manages all aspect of intellectual property procurement, clearance, enforcement, and licensing for the Professional Power Tools, Accessories, and Innovation business units. Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, he was associated with the law firms of Fish & Richardson and Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.