Tuesday, May 15
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
IP & Licensing Basics
This 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.
Mary Beth Cicero, Principal, DrugMarketInfo
Patrick Gattari, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
$195 Members & Non-Members
$125 University & Government
*Includes one year LES (USA & Canada) student membership.
Tuesday, May 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(no additional fee)
As an additional benefit to our Spring Meeting attendees, LES is offering two free education workshops. The education sessions are mapped to the CLP domains and provide the most current information on the fundamental areas of licensing.
IP Research Strategies: Identifying the Best Targets
(Mapped to CLP Domain I: Strategy)
Learn to maximize insight from digital sources for business development, commercializing inventions, licensing-in and licensing-out, for joint ventures, Joint Industry Project, collaborations, and M&A activities. Gain a new understanding of how to assess the opportunity for invention and innovation, profiling current players, likely future players, as well as competing technology. The focus of this course will be on an emerging technology area rather than a well-established market segment with established market channels, products, services, suppliers, and customers.
Joe Wyse, President, Wyse Innovations
Ken Zinda, President, Inspherion
Business Aspects of Patent Reform
(Mapped to CLP Domain II: Intellectual Property Protection)
The America Invents Act reforms the US patent system for the first time in nearly 60 years. Michael Samardzija and Scott Williams will explore how the numerous changes to the US patent system may impact valuation, licensing and acquisition of patents and some techniques initially to consider when addressing various risks that these changes may bring, including from the licensor/licensee and buyer/seller perspectives.
Michael Samardzija, PhD, CLP, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Scott Williams, Director, Invotex Group