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Houston Chapter Meeting

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Where: Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute - TMCx
2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Suite X
John P. McGovern Campus
Houston, Texas  77021
United States
Contact: Chris Johnson

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Jeff Adams, Corporate Counsel, Rackspace
Jeff Andrews, Partner, Bracewell & Guiliani
Ron Chichester, Partner, Ronald Chichester P.C.
Erik Halvorsen, Director, Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx)

Shayne Phillips, Senior Patent Liaison Intellectual Asset Management Group, Halliburton

Licensing is critical for development of software used in apps and cloud based programs. Often, it is a space dominated by young entrepreneurs who are not focused on the implications or ramifications associated with licensing. The panel will provide several different viewpoints on creating and maintain value.

Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute - TMCx
John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Suite X
Houston, TX 77021
No parking fee after 5pm, gates to parking lot will be open at entrance 81.
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Early registration:  Online, by Friday, January 15, 2016 12 pm CDT
LES Member: $30 
Non-Member: $40 
Guest (one-time):  No charge* 
Student: $15

After January 15 and onsite 
LES Member: $35 
Non-Member: $50
Guest (one-time):  No charge* 
Student: $15
*LES Members may bring a first-time guest for no additional charge.

No refunds after January 18. Substitutions are permitted.



Alvarez & Marsal 

Jeff Adams, Corporate Counsel, Rackspace

Jeff Adams is part of the Foundation team responsible for drafting and negotiating supplier agreements, from independent contractors to Fortune 500 global enterprises. He has experience with technology licensing and sub-licensing agreements, professional services agreements, trade secret protections, and fiber and telecommunications licensing. I also contribute to internal and public policy discussions and drafts and serve as a general legal resource for the business.
Jeff holds a JD from the University of Houston and a BA from Brown University. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jeff worked as an engineer at Compucom, Data Return and Rackspace.

Jeff Andrews, Partner, Bracewell & Guiliani
Jeff Andrews focuses his transactional practice on outsourcing as well as technology transactions. Jeff is consistently involved in ground-breaking information technology and business process outsourcing transactions. He has represented national and international firms, across a broad range of industries, in virtually all types of outsourcings, and has dealt with every major multinational and Indian outsourcing service provider. Jeff also has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating technology transactions, having represented both buyers and providers of technology goods and services in hundreds of transactions. His experience includes complex procurement, licensing, maintenance and support, development, ERP/CRM implementation, systems integration, cloud computing, OEM, hosting, and other marketing, distribution, and strategic alliance agreements. Over the last fifteen years, Jeff has acted on outsourcing and technology transactions involving over $25 billion in the aggregate.

Jeff is ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, recognized in The Legal 500 US, and included in The Best Lawyers in America as one of the leading outsourcing and technology attorneys. Jeff was named Best Lawyers' Houston Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year" for 2016. Jeff holds a JD from the University of Texas and a BA from Trinity University.

Ron Chichester, Partner, Ronald Chichester P.C.
Ronald Chichester is an attorney, expert witness, computer forensic examiner, and IT systems auditor who is experienced in all areas of law and technology involving computers and networks. He has particular specialization in computer security, computer crimes, incidence response, electronic discovery, computer forensics, intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets), analysis and comparison of software source code (for copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation), electronic commerce, identity theft, technology licensing (especially software), data privacy, corporate espionage, database protection and Internet domain name disputes.
Ron holds a JD from the University of Houston and a MS and BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Ron is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston where he taught courses on intellectual property, computer crime and electronic commerce.

Erik Halvorsen, Director, Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx)
Erik Halvorsen became the Director of the Innovation Institute at the Texas Medical Center in November of 2015. In that role, Erik is responsible for the TMCx and TMCx+ incubators, the Biodesign program and is working to launch a TMC investment fund in 2016. He leads a cross-functional team responsible for the selection, incubation and acceleration of early stage healthcare companies and manages a 100,000 sq. ft. open innovation facility for ~30+ companies in healthcare, life science and digital health. Erik strives to broadly engage TMC network of 35+ hospitals, medical schools, universities, professional programs and clinics on all aspects and stages of innovation while leveraging a network of investors, entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors, operational and technical talent and service providers to support TMC start-ups.

Erik holds a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from the University of Virginia, an MS in Anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and a BA in Psychology/Pre-Med from the University of Virginia. He has held positions with Harvard University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Tuft’s University.

Shayne Phillips, Senior Patent Liaison Intellectual Asset Management Group, Halliburton
Shayne Phillips has been working in the Intellectual Property arena for fifteen years, particularly in the areas of Technical Patent and Nonpatent Literature Searching, and in IP-related Competitive Intelligence. Her current role at Halliburton is in their Intellectual Asset Management group as both the head of company-wide IP Competitive Intelligence and as a Senior Patent Liaison for the Cementing Product Service Line, overseeing many aspects of the creation and maintenance of Cementing’s patent portfolio. Shayne holds a BS in Biology from Youngstown State University, a MS in Biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Capital University. Shayne is also a Registered U.S. Patent Agent.


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