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Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions
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Best Practices in IP Licensing - Washington, DC

5/8/2017 to 5/9/2017
When: Monday and Tuesday, May 8-9, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:30 pm
Where: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
607 14th Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia  2005-2018
United States
Contact: 703-234-4058

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During this two-day interactive program, now in its fifth decade from LES, you’ll hear first-hand from the trenches as industry experts shed light and provide their expertise on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher-student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and your peers so you gain the most from the program.


Who Should Attend

Best Practices in Licensing is designed for:

  • Business development, legal and technical professionals new to day-to-day management responsibilities of monetizing intellectual property assets
  • Individuals with a few years of IP experience seeking to enhance the breadth of their transaction skills.

Why You Should Attend

You will:

  • Master fundamentals of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
  • Establish material terms of a license agreement
  • Structure critical financial terms and considerations
  • Leverage arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Understand key legal issues and trends to be more effective in your transactions
  • Participate in a mock license negotiation

Schedule at a Glance

May 8    May 9
8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast / Networking   8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast / Networking
9:00 - 10:30 am Building Up and On Your IP Foundation   9:00 - 10:00 am Exploring Key Issues and Clauses in Multi-National IP Licensing and Acquisition: Avoiding Pitfalls in International Licensing
10:30 - 11:00 am Networking Coffee Break   10:00 - 10:30 am  Networking Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 pm  Anatomy of a License Agreement (Part 1)   10:30 - 11:30 am
Software Licensing, Open Source Licenses and Cloud Computing Issues
12:30 - 1:30 pm Luncheon   11:30 - 12:30 pm
A Strategic Approach to Identifying, Evaluating and Executing IP Licensing and Acquisition Deals, Alliances and Joint Venture Agreements
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Anatomy of a License Agreement—Exploring More Strategic Clauses in View of Litigation and Case Law Issues for Licensing (Part 2)
  12:30 - 1:30 pm Luncheon
2:30 - 3:00 pm Networking Coffee Break   1:30 - 3:00 pm Gaining the Skills and Knowledge You Need to Productively Negotiate and Close Deals
3:00 - 4:30 pm Everything You Need to Know About IP Valuation Theory and Practice   3:00 - 3:30 pm Networking Coffee Break
4:30 - 5:30 pm Pharma-University Relationships, Regulatory and Governmental Issues in Licensing    3:30 - 4:30 pm
Continuing the Skills and Knowledge You Need to Productively Negotiate and Close Deals
5:30 - 7:00 pm Networking Reception   4:30 - 5:30 pm
Ethics for the Negotiator

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Regular - April 1 - Onsite

LES Members $1,295

Non-Member $1,495

Cancellations with refund, less $100 administrative fee, will be accepted prior to April 15.
Cancellations received April 16 and later will not be refunded.  Registration fees are non-refundable for no-shows.
Substitutions are permitted. 



Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

The deadline to take advantage of the LES group discounted hotel rate is April 17th.  Reservations made after this date are subject to regular rack rates. 


Go to the LES customized web-link to the Willard InterContinental Reservations webpage HERE.

To get to the LES Reservation page, click on the “BOOK NOW” link in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Plug in the contracted dates of May 7-14, 2017 and the Group Code will appear to make your reservation. 

Deluxe Room - $399/per night (online access)

UPGRADE RATES: (call in)
Premier Room - $449/per night
Willard Room - $499/per night
Executive Suite - $699/per night

For more details, visit: http://www.lesusacanada.org/mpage/sp17hotel2


11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350 Reston, VA 20191 Phone: 703-234-4058 Fax: 703-435-4390