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CLP Exam Review in Washington, DC

CLP Exam Review One Day Course, Washington, D.C.

When: Monday, September 12, 2016
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: RatnerPrestia
1090 Vermont Ave, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: Carmen Sevilla

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This one-day review course and CLP Knowledge Community access help professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified LES members the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants' results. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80% passed. Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows that you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development.

The Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) program was launched in 2008 by a separately incorporated entity, Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP Inc.). The CLP credential is a professional designation intended to distinguish those who have demonstrated experience, proficiency, knowledge, and understanding of licensing and commercialization of intellectual property through involvement in patenting, marketing, negotiation, legal, and intellectual asset management. The program was developed as an initiative of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) and there are currently more than 800 practicing CLP designees worldwide. (Source: 

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for professionals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management.

It is strongly recommended that course attendees take IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review and Masters Class: Principles and Practices course and register for the CLP exam prior to taking this course.

The Eligibility Requirements for the CLP Exam can be found on line in the Certified Licensing Professional Candidate Handbook and Study Guidelines and exam details.

Why You Should Attend
Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development. Take the next step in your career and earn the CLP credential!

Course Details
The course is divided into the following eight domains:



Domain 1


Domain 2

Intellectual Property Protection

Domain 3

Opportunity Assessment and Development

Domain 4


Domain 5


Domain 6

Agreement Development and Drafting

Domain 7


Domain 8

Agreement Management

Registration Fees
LES Members and Non-Members     $995 


Bob Held has been active in LES (USA & Canada) since 1998 having served in the following roles: Chair of the Aerospace and Transportation Subcommittee of the High Tech Sector (HTS) 2006-2007; Co-Chair and co-author of the HTS Royalty Rate and Deal Terms Surveys for 2011 and 2014; Secretary of the HTS 2011-2012; Vice-Chair of the HTS 2012-2013; Chair of the HTS 2013-2014; Workshop Chair for the 2012 HTS Winter Meeting; Program Chair for the 2012 LES Annual Meeting, Program Chair for the 2013 LES Annual Meeting, and LES Trustee for Content Creation, Capture and Delivery on the LES Board of Trustees 2012-2014. Currently Bob holds the position of Vice President of Education on the LES Board of Trustees. In addition Bob has organized and presented workshops and mini-plenary sessions on a variety of IP topics.

Bob is the President of Held Intellectual Property, LLC, and recently worked for TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) in Annapolis, Maryland as the Vice President, Intellectual Asset Management, responsible for the strategic management and monetization of TCS’s IP portfolio. Immediately prior to joining TCS, Bob worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems Sector from 2003-2011 as the Director of the Intellectual Property & Strategic Technology Agreements business unit; and from 1998-2003 he worked at the IP firm British Technology Group (BTG) International.

Krista F. Holt is the President and CEO of GreatBridge Consulting, Inc. She testifies at trial in patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, false advertising, antitrust, and breach of contract cases on analyses of lost profits, price erosion, domestic industry, determination of reasonable royalties, accounting of defendant’s profits, intellectual property valuations, marketing, and patent and trademark surveys. Ms. Holt provides testimony on economic, valuation, marketing, survey and licensing matters in intellectual property disputes before federal and state courts, the Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Commission, as well as in mediation and arbitration matters. 

Ms. Holt draws on her experience in patent litigation, surveys, valuations and licensing negotiations which enhance the quality and credibility of her forensic analyses. She has provided services including expert testimony, surveys, valuation and consulting in over one hundred and seventy-five intellectual property cases. Ms. Holt holds an MBA from the University of Louisville and a BA from Wake Forest University. Krista Holt, President & CEO, GreatBridge Consulting, Inc.

Brian P. O'Shaughnessy is a shareholder with the law firm of RatnerPrestia PC, and resident in its Washington, DC office.  He is a registered patent attorney with 30 years’ experience working with innovative enterprises establishing, enforcing, and defending global IP portfolios, and in structuring IP-related transactions and technology licensing agreements.

Brian is Chairman-Elect of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc., having served on the LES Board of Trustees since 2007.  Until recently, he was LES Regional Vice President, USA, responsible for articulating the Society’s positions on legislation, administration policy, and trends in US IP law.  Brian continues to be active in LES public policy, and recently testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in a hearing entitled: “An Examination of Changes to the U.S. Patent System and Impacts on America’s Small Businesses.”  He is a longstanding author, editor, and faculty member of various LES professional development programs.  Brian also serves on the Steering Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar.




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