This course is being held in conjunction with the LES 2016 Annual Meeting. Participation in the Annual Meeting is not required to register for this workshop.
LES Members $75
About this Workshop
Students will be able to:
* Understand what happens after the deal is made
* Construct a strategy for IP management
* Select a dispute resolution procedure
* Know the tools available for managing IP and license agreements
* Understand how business processes affect IA management
Thomas J. Filarski, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Timothy Kinn, CLP, Intellectual Property and Licensing Associate, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Bruce Orr, Director, Grant Thornton LLP
About our Instructors
Thomas J. Filarski
Tom Filarski is a partner in Steptoe's Chicago office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property and related litigation groups. Mr. Filarski is acknowledged as a leading trial lawyer particularly in patent, Hatch-Waxman, and International Trade Commission matters.
He represents prominent companies in the pharmaceutical, semiconductor, medical device, biotech, chemical, electrochemical and mechanical industries.
He is a past president of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), a professional organization focusing on the development and transfer of technology and intellectual property. He also serves on the advisory board of the Clean Energy Trust, which connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and early stage companies with the expertise and capital needed to become sustainable businesses.
Timothy F. Kinn
Tim has over 24 years of experience in the Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical industries; he holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA degree from Rutgers University. He has held a number of engineering, research and business positions within ExxonMobil Chemical before joining ExxonMobil Chemical’s technology licensing organization in 2004. In that role, Tim was responsible for licensing ExxonMobil Chemical’s aromatics technology portfolio in the Middle East and Asia. Tim joined ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2008 as an intellectual property and licensing associate and is responsible for assisting the company’s engineering division in development of research agreements and licensing of the company’s technology, both in and out. Tim is the holder of a number of patents, is the recipient of the 2013 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and is a Certified Licensing Professional.
Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in contract and licensing compliance along with various other forensic accounting matters.
Bruce has managed numerous engagements involving various types of large contracts, including licensing, distributor, construction, cost plus, revenue sharing, and joint venture. He applies a unique combination of compliance expertise, forensic and investigative skills, process and controls review, data analytics and accounting system analysis skills in order to identify substantive issues to bring value to his clients. Bruce has helped solve numerous highly complex contractual, investigative and dispute related issues for his clients. Through his unique abilities and approach, he has identified, recovered, and resolved millions of dollars of un-reported royalties, revenue leakage, vendor overbillings, waste, and abusive spend from third party business partners and vendors for his clients. He is passionate about bringing transparency and ensuring value out of his client’s business partner relationships.