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Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions
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Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions

 Export to Your Calendar 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017
When: Thursday and Friday, October 26-27, 2017
8 am- 5 pm
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Brinks, Gilson & Lione
NBC Tower - Suite 3600
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, Illinois  60611
United States
Contact: 703-234-4058

Online registration is available until: 10/26/2017
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Book hotel for the LES 2017 Annual Meeting (October 22-25)

Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions

During this interactive course, hear first-hand from the trenches. Listen as industry experts shed light and provide their expertise on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions.

This Course Will Include the Following

  • High teacher-student ratio 
  • Keys to successfully closing transactions 
  • One-on-one interactive with content leaders and peers

Who Should Attend

  • Business development professionals
  • Individuals with IP experience, looking to enhance their transaction skills 
  • Legal and professionals new to the day-to-day management of IP assets

Course Objectives

  • Establish material terms of a license agreement
  • Leverage arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Master fundamentals of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets
  • Participate in a mock license negotiation
  • Structure critical financial terms and considerations
  • Understand key legal issues and trends to be more effective in your transactions

Two-Day Course, October 26-27

October 26  October 27
8 - 9 am Continental Breakfast / Networking 8 - 9 am Continental Breakfast / Networking
9 - 10:30 am Building Up and On Your IP Foundation 9 - 10 am Exploring Key Issues and Clauses in Multi-National IP Licensing and Acquisition: Avoiding Pitfalls in International Licensing
10:30 - 11 am Networking Coffee Break 10 - 10:30 am  Networking Coffee Break
11 - 12:30 pm  Anatomy of a License Agreement (Part 1) 10:30 - 11:30 am
Software Licensing, Open Source Licenses and Cloud Computing Issues
12:30 - 1:30 pm Luncheon 11:30 - 12:30 pm
A Strategic Approach to Identifying, Evaluating and Executing IP Licensing and Acquisition Deals, Alliances and Joint Venture Agreements
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Anatomy of a License Agreement—Exploring More Strategic Clauses in View of Litigation and Case Law Issues for Licensing (Part 2)
12:30 - 1:30 pm Luncheon
2:30 - 3 pm Networking Coffee Break 1:30 - 3 pm Gaining the Skills and Knowledge You Need to Productively Negotiate and Close Deals
3 - 4:30 pm Everything You Need to Know About IP Valuation Theory and Practice 3 - 3:30 pm Networking Coffee Break
4:30 - 5:30 pm Pharma-University Relationships, Regulatory and Governmental Issues in Licensing  3:30 - 4:30 pm
Continuing the Skills and Knowledge You Need to Productively Negotiate and Close Deals
5:30 - 7 pm Networking Reception 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Ethics for the Negotiator


Early Bird- OPEN NOW

$995.00 - Member early bird

$1,295.00 - Non-member early bird

After September 15, 2017

$1,195.00 - Member Rate

$1,495.00 - Non-Member Rate 

Featured Faculty

Michael Baniak, CLP, General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel Global, EOS of North America
Louis P. Berneman, Ed.D., CLP, Managing Partner, Osage University Partners
Michael J. Dansky, CLP, Managing Director, BRG Corporate Finance
Kathleen A. Denis, PhD, CLP, Associate Vice President Technology Transfer, The Rockefeller University
Robert F. Held, CLP, President, Held Intellectual Property, LLC
Michael Lasinski, CLP, Managing Director, 284 Partners, LLC
Tatiana Moore, CLP, Chief Licensing Officer, Sonos, Inc.
John Paul, CLP, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Tom Pruitt, IP Attorney, Tom F Pruitt PLLC
Shashank Upadhye, Partner, Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLP


CLE Information

Total Minutes: 810 (including 60 minutes of Ethics)

13.5 CLE credits for 60 minute CLE hours*

16.2 CLE credits for 50 minute CLE hours*

*Note: LES is an approved MCLE/CLE provider by the State Bars of California and Pennsylvania. LES applies to additional states when possible.


Hotel Information

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Reservation Information
Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: September 30, 2017

Group Rate:
Single/Double Room - $291/per night available October 20-30, 2017

To reserve by phone Call 1-877-303-0104

Hotel Reservation Cancellation:
You can  modify or cancel your reservation on https://aws.passkey.com/e/49099063 or at 1-877-303-0104 until 3 days before the group arrival. The Hotel will take all calls for the group within the 3 days of arrival at 1-800-228-9290
Early Departure Fee:
Once attendees check-in, $150 will be charged to any guest that departs earlier than their confirmed departure date.