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LES San Diego Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Ct
La Jolla, California  92037
United States

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Ct
La Jolla, CA 92037

Determining the value of a high-tech patent portfolio and implementing monetizing strategies through licensing

Richard Christiansen, Associate Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend

Bruce Greenhaus, Greenhaus & Pendergrass
Fred Zustak, Director of IP, Sony Corporation of America
Randy Berholtz, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Our experienced panelists will discuss the valuation of a high-tech patent portfolio with an eye towards monetizing a particular licensing group.  Our discussion will cover ways to weight each patent and compile a licensing grouping within a broad patent portfolio.  Our panelists have key experience within the high-tech sector and have executed these licensing strategies on a global scale.

Early registration: Online, by Monday, February 16, 2015 
LES Member: $40
Non-Member: $50
LES Student Member: $25

Regular registration: Online & onsite, Tuesday, February 17, 2015
LES Member: $45
Non-Member: $55
LES Student Member: $30

No refunds after February 16
Substitutions permitted

Richard Christiansen is an Associate at Kilpatrick Stockton where he focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law. Richard’s patent expertise includes electronics, medical devices, software, clean technology, and mechanical devices. Before launching his legal career, Rich was involved in the development of diesel injection systems at Siemens VDO and was a design engineer at Raytheon Missile System where he participated in the development and testing of a new weapon system. Richard received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from New York University.

Bruce Greenhaus is a founding partner of Greenhaus & Pendergrass, LLP in San Diego. Bruce has been an adjunct professor with Thomas Jefferson School of Law, is a co-chair of the CommNexus Intellectual Property Special Interest Group (IP SIG), and a member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA). Bruce was formerly Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel with Entropic Communications, Inc., and worked at Qualcomm for 10 years, the last 5 as Vice President, Patent Counsel. Bruce received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1983 and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. 

Fred Zustak is Director of Intellectual Property at Sony Corporation of America, and works out of their San Diego area office.  Prior to working at Sony, Fred was an engineer at IBM and then engaged in patent prosecution at a number of firms in the San Francisco bay area.  Fred received B.S. degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from U.C. Davis, an M.S. from Stanford-Leland University in industrial engineering and engineering management, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Professor Berholtz is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  He teaches Biotechnology Law, Technology Law Externship, and Contracts Drafting and Patent Law Adjudication.  In conjunction with his teaching role, Professor Berholtz is the Acting General Counsel and Secretary for Innovus Pharmaceuticals.  In previous industry roles, Mr. Berholtz was the EVP, General Counsel and Secretary of Apricus Biosciences, Inc.; VP/General Counsel and Secretary of Nanogen, Inc.; and COO and General Counsel of Inglewood Ventures, L.P.  Professor Berholtz is a Yale Law School Alumni and holds a Masters of Letters from Oxford University Faculty of Law where he was a Rhodes Scholar.


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