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LES MI Chapter: Making Deals, Protecting Creativity, and Reducing Risk with Customers
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LES Michigan Chapter: Making Deals, Protecting Creativity, and Reducing Risk with Customers - FREE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for LES, TCNewTech and MVCA Members- LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hagerty Center
715 E Front St
Traverse City, Michigan  49686
United States
Contact: Michael Fluhler
(248) 594-0643

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Making Deals, Protecting Creativity, and Reducing Risk with Customers

Connecting the Deal Makers and Deal Shakers of the LES, MVCA and TCNewTech Communities




This interactive panel discussion with industry leaders from the LES, MVCA and TCNewTech communities will discuss the ins and outs of making deals and leveraging the full value of creativity and innovation. This will include best practices in securing innovation prior to and through the deal while optimizing the relationship with customers and suppliers. The discussion will also address the leading practices in handling intellectual property internally and with upstream and downstream relationships.   The discussion will include interactive content and group breakouts to allow attendees to immediately apply their new skills and optimize networking.



5:30-6:00pm – Welcome Reception

6:00-7:30pm – Interactive Discussion and Group Breakouts


TCNewTech and MVCA members, please contact the above event contact prior to registration to receive the LES member rates.


Michael Fluhler
Fishman Stewart PLLC

Michael Fluhler is a trusted advisor to the technology and investment community and a partner of Fishman Stewart PLLC. Michael has extensive experience in technology-related deals as well as in prosecuting, enforcing and monetizing intellectual property. He is the co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the VP of Meetings for LES USA and Canada, and Vice-Chair of the IP Transactions Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). http://ipagreements.com

Jamie Kemler

Jamie Kemler is the VP of IP Business Strategy at Stryker and a board member of TCNewTech. He is responsible for the development and execution of Stryker’s enterprise-wide IP business strategy to include monetization activities and relationships with technology transfer and licensing/venture offices of global universities and hospitals. https://tcnewtech.org/meet-the-board/

Doug LaLone
Fishman Stewart PLLC

Doug LaLone is an engineer, patent attorney, and partner at the firm and he serves as chair of the firm’s Strategic IP Practice Group which counsels portfolio companies, PE, VC and IB firms on intellectual property strategies, due diligence and portfolio management.  Doug works on both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions.  Doug has successfully prosecuted and defended over 100 different Intellectual Property suits in numerous federal and state courts, and appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His cases have covered patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, domain name, non-compete, and copyright infringement claims. He has prosecuted 100’s of patent applications on numerous consumer and industrial products and routinely conducts brand clearances and prosecutes trademark applications to help clients protect their Intellectual Property positions. http://fishstewip.com/our_attorneys/douglas-p-lalone/     


Through Feb 19:
LES Member: 
LES Studen

After Feb 19:
LES Member: 
LES Student: $10


Thursday, February 21, 2019


5:30-7:30 pm


Hagerty Center
715 E Front St
Traverse City, Michigan 49686



TCNewTech and MVCA members can receive FREE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION or LES member rates after Early Bird Date if requested prior to registration. Please inquire with event contact for details. Substitutions permitted but no cancellations.

Registrations are non-refundable, but substitutions will be accepted.  Contact Chapter Relations for assistance: (703) 234-4059.

Disability/Dietary Needs:
Requests for disability accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contacts.

Photography Consent:
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


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