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LES Seattle Chapter: Top 10 Mistakes Commonly Made When Drafting and Negotiating Patent License Agreements by Russell E. Levine

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Microsoft
5600 148th Ave NE
Red West D Conference Room D-1081
Redmond, Washington  98052
United States
Contact: Tandi Collisson
(206) 667-2652

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LES Seattle Chapter presents:

Top 10 Mistakes Commonly Made When Drafting and Negotiating Patent License Agreements

Presentation by Russell E. Levine


Reported decisions from actual court cases expose, for all to see, mistakes commonly made when drafting and negotiating patent license agreements. These common mistakes include using ambiguous language to define key terms, failing to ensure consistency between clauses, and thinking that “boilerplate” provisions have little, if any, substantive consequences. Far too often mistakes also are made by conducting inadequate or incomplete due diligence. Court decisions also reveal a failure to recognize that different terms have different legal meaning, e.g. assignment vs. change of control, and to understand the different legal implications of mechanisms to alter an existing agreement, e.g. terminating it and entering into a new agreement vs. amending the existing agreement. This session will identify these common mistakes and discuss language and techniques to avoid them when drafting and negotiating future patent license agreements.

Donuts and beverages provided


Russell E. Levine , Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
Russell E. Levine is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he has spent his entire 30+ year career. He focuses his trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution practice on patent infringement matters and disputes involving and related to technology transfer and patent license agreements. His trial practice includes jury trials, arbitrations and Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His appellate practice concentrates on appeals in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His technology transfer and licensing practice includes structuring and negotiating both licensing-in and licensing-out transactions.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific


5600 148th Ave NE, Red West D Conference Room D-1081
Redmond, WA 98052

Please note that you will be required to register your vehicle with the receptionist using your vehicle license plate number and a form of identification.



Before March 8, 2019
LES Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Student/Unemployed: $15 
After March 8, 2019 and Onsite
LES Members: $30
Non-Members: $35
Student/Unemployed: $20 


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A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after March 8th.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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