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Welcome to the LES Houston Chapter


July 20, 2017 (Thursday)

Location HESS Club


Networking 5-6

Presentation begins at 6

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Impact of Recent Court Cases on “Real World” Royalty Rates



Recent court decisions have generally reduced awards of reasonable royalty damages in patent litigations. These recent decisions address topics such as what is patentable subject matter, when injunctions should be issued, when attorney fees can be recovered and how royalty bases used in royalty calculations should be determined.  How and to what extent have (or should have) these decisions impacted royalty rates negotiated in the “real world”?  Come network with your fellow licensing professionals and hear a distinguished panel of experts discuss this important question from a variety of perspectives including litigation, transaction and industry licensing.


Please plan on joining us for this informative summer-time panel discussion!


Moderator:  Ronald Vollmar, Managing Director, Berkley Research Group, LLC

Panelists:   Jeff Dodd, Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon, LLP

                    Bailey Harris, Attorney, Fish & Richardson

                    Todd Schoettelkotte, President and Managing Director, IPFC Corp.


Interested in sponsoring our next event?  Please contact Edward Barlow, Houston Chapter Sponsorship Chair (contact information at link to the right).



The Houston Chapter is one of over 35 LES Chapters in LES (USA & Canada.) LES Chapters are located throughout USA and Canada in areas with concentrations of LES Members and licensing professionals. The Houston Chapter, under the direction of the Chapter Leadership hold regular meetings where LES Members and outside speakers give presentations on topics relevant to technology transfer and licensing. Register for an upcoming Houston Chapter event or view past events.

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Chair Elect
D. C. Toedt III, University of Houston Law Center
Jonathon K. Hance CLP, Bracewell LLP
Shayne Phillips MS MBA, Halliburton
Membership Chair
Margaret L. Harris CLP, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Membership Chair
Carol M. Nielsen, Nielsen IP Law LLC
Membership Chair
Ronald G. Vollmar CPA CFA CFE ABV, Berkeley Research Group
Past Chair
Anne M. Culotta PhD MBA JD LLM, Culotta Law Firm, PLLC
Past Chair
Louise Levien PhD CLP, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co., Retired
Past Chair
Jeffrey S. Whittle CLP, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Program Chair
Chris Johnson, Economic Analytics Consulting, LLC
Sponsorship Chair
Edward C. Barlow, The BVA Group
Sponsorship Chair
David M. Leathers, Alvarez & Marsal