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Practical Aspects of Tech Licensing - or - How to make yourself more valuable to your clients
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LES Greater Washington, DC Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12:00 PM
Where: Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 PM Presentation

Practical Aspects of Tech Licensing - or - How to make yourself more valuable to your clients

Karen L. Casser, Technology Counsel

Licensing is more than negotiating license provisions.  How do you approach a new transaction? Does your client trust you enough to bring you into a transaction early before the deal framework is set?  If not, why not? Today’s talk will explore a few key issues from the speaker’s perspective from having spent half her legal career as in-house counsel, and the other half, in private practice. The goal will be to make you more valuable to your client with a by-product that you will have more fun in your practice.

Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Online Registration Dealine: January 18, 2015 12 PM, EST

No refunds after January 18, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

Karen Casser is an experienced technology attorney focusing on computer and information technology licensing, intellectual property protection, Internet and mobile computing, e-commerce, publishing, content, data, data analytics, and software licensing, government contracts, and privacy and security issues. She assists technology vendors, software developers, content providers, and corporations in navigating technology transactions in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Casser was Assistant General Counsel in the Vendor and Strategic Partner Group at Verizon, Vice President and General Counsel at the digital asset management company, eMotion, Inc. in Vienna, VA; Of Counsel at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., and Director of Public Policy & Legal Affairs at the Software Publishers Association (SPA). Before relocating to D.C., she was General Counsel of SAS Institute, Inc. in North Carolina, one of the world’s largest privately held software developers. She was counsel during the precedent setting case, SAS Institute Inc. v. S&H Computer Systems Inc., 605 F.Supp.816 (1985).

Ms. Casser is past President and serves on the Advisory Board of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) formerly the Computer Law Association.  She also served as President of the D.C. Computer Law Forum.  She lectures and writes on industry topics. She is the author of The Internet and Business: A Lawyer’s Guide to the Emerging Legal Issues: Author, Chapter 6: Employers, Employees, E-Mail and the Internet, published by the Computer Law Association.

Ms. Casser is a member of the state Bars of Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina (inactive), and the United States Supreme Court.

Believing that access to the Internet keeps the world open, people connected, and the mind active, in her spare time, Ms. Casser teaches computer skills to those in need. 


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