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With Millions of Dollars at Stake: A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective on Litigating and Trying IP License Disputes to Juries and Arbitrators

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
1420 5th Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, Washington  98101
United States
Contact: Beth Etscheid
(206) 336-5532

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LES Seattle Chapter presents:

With Millions of Dollars at Stake: A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective on Litigating and Trying IP License Disputes to Juries and Arbitrators

Trials over IP License Disputes often turn on issues that were not the focal point of negotiation. For instance, parties naturally spend significant time negotiating royalty rates of any given deal. But when there is a dispute and the parties head to trial with millions of dollars on the line, the verdict often hinges on some other term that the parties spent less time on before signing the agreement. In this presentation, I will walk through real-world examples of jury trials and arbitrations with seven, eight, and nine figures of damages at stake, highlighting terms that are often at issue in litigation and trials. In addition, I will address how licensing professionals can best protect their interests—as a licensee or a licensor—at a future trial while negotiating these provisions on the front end. At the end of the day, the strength and value of an IP license agreement lies not just with the most prominent terms, but with the conf idence that a party’s interests in the agreement can withstand the fire of trial when millions of dollars are at stake.


Patrick Arenz 
Trial Lawyer

Patrick Arenz is a trial lawyer who litigates and tries high-stakes cases, including cases involving patent infringement and IP license disputes. Mr. Arenz’s clients are as diverse as his practice, ranging from small inventor-led companies to Fortune 100 companies. The common link between all of these clients is the need for vigorous, focused, and strategic trial counsel in cases that matter most. For instance, with respect to patent enforcement, Mr. Arenz has helped three separate inventor-led clients each achieve licensing revenue in excess of upper eight figures. Mr. Arenz has also litigated cases on both sides of the “v” in significant competitor-versus-competitor patent disputes. In addition, he chairs the firm’s nationally recognized Pro Bono Committee, and recently obtained a $950,000 verdict for a victim of sex tourism in what is reported to be the first ever verdict of its kind in federal court.

DATE/TIME                                                                                   LOCATION

Wednesday, September 20, 2017                                             Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Pacific                                                       1420 5th Avenue, Ste. 3400
                                                                                                  Seattle, WA 98101

Networking: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation/Lunch at 12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Post- event Networking: 1-1:30 p.m.

Before September 14, 2017
LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Student/Underemployed: $15

After September 14, 2017
LES Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Student/Underemployed: $20


Entrance to the US Bank Centre is on the right side of Union Street between 6th and 5th Avenues.

The Seattle chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.

A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after September 14.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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