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LES Greater Washington, DC Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States

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IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Course
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Reception

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

Raymond Van Dyke
Sanjay Prasad

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each course, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five topics with examples, exercises and interaction between instructors and fellow students.  Topics include: Introduction to IP; Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing; Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty; Managing Risks; and a Licensing Case Study.

The course is divided into the following five modules:

Module 1.

Introduction to IP:  Introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets.

Module 2.

Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing:  Introduction to licensing, including reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.

Module 3.

Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty:  Licensing risks and rewards, different valuation methods (e.g., Market, Financial, Cost) and their pros and cons, and royalty structures.

Module 4.

Managing Risks:  Identifying and managing different types of risk, including confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees, and unlicensed competition.

Module 5.

Licensing Game:  Students put into practice what they've learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams and then discussing and negotiating terms of a licensing case study, based on both public and confidential information they are given. At the end of the negotiating session all teams report their results and how and why they reached them.

6.5 hours of Texas MCLE credit
7.0 CLE hours in California, Illinois & Pennsylvania
9.0 CPE hours

(includes breakfast, lunch, and networking reception)
LES Member and Non-Member: $195
University Faculty: $125
LES Student Member: $55

No refunds after March 3rd
Substitutions are permitted

Raymond Van Dyke
Mr. Van Dyke has practiced for over twenty five years in the Technology Law and Intellectual Property areas, specializing in various technologies, in litigation, licensing and procurement.  In 2010, he started his own Intellectual Property consulting practice after many experiences in firms and in-house, and specializes in technology, patent, trademark, copyright, Internet law and related IP areas. His clientele are diverse (life sciences and IT), cross-disciplinary (emerging), large and small companies, government, universities and individuals, domestic and foreign, and all with interesting technologies.

His DC-based practice allows him to personally and regularly handle matters on behalf of clients and officials at the USPTO, Federal Circuit and local courts, FTC, ITC, State Department, etc. 

Since 2000, he has taught a comprehensive and practical IP course for engineers, business people and other professionals, currently at SMU, and has also taught at American University, TTU and a course in Strasbourg, France on licensing.  He is the Chair of the Greater Washington, DC and Northern Virginia Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, former Chair of the Professionalism & Ethics, Emerging Technologies and Latin America Practice Committees of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Co-Chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County's Intellectual Property Committee, Board Member of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Board Member of the United States - Japanese Patent Office Liaison Council, and continues his involvement in IPO, AIPPI, ABA, BIO, IEEE and other legal and technical organizations. The State Department and other groups have regularly asked him to meet with foreign dignitaries and ambassadors regarding the principles of U.S. IP law.  He has also lectured across the world on technology, litigation and IP issues, e.g., throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

He is licensed to practice in DC, MD, NY, NJ and TX, as well as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts and a number of District Courts, Court of International Trade and Federal Court of Claims, as well as various bar associations.  His email is vandyke@acm.org, website www.rayvandyke.com and phone 202.378.3903

Sanjay Prasad
Sanjay has practiced at the forefront of technology and intellectual property for over twenty years.   He is experienced in all business and legal aspects of intellectual property from developing IP strategy for senior management to execution of the strategy, including patent portfolio development, deal development and negotiation and monetization. Sanjay has practiced in law firms in Boston and Silicon Valley, served as chief patent counsel to Oracle Corporation, headed up the India office of IPVALUE Management and served in several senior roles at Intellectual Ventures. Sanjay was recently recognized in Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s 2013 IAM Strategy 300 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists. He has testified before a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee, is a frequent speaker on topics pertaining to IP law and has served in leadership capacities on several IP association boards. Sanjay is admitted to practice in California, Massachusetts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and various federal courts. Sanjay earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law where he was an editor of the Syracuse Law Review. He also earned a Masters in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, both from Boston University.