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HTS Webinar:Tech and Patent Licensing-Issues and Opportunities at Various Points in the Value Chain
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HTS Mar 6 Webinar

When: Monday, March 6, 2017
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: United States
Contact: Tanya Coogan
(703) 234-4109

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High Tech Sector: SemiconductorSubcommittee

March Webinar

Technology and Patent Licensing- Issues and Opportunities at Various Point in the Value Chain



Adam Ruttenberg
Cooley LLP


1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00-1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Pacific


Program Description:

This session will explore the differences between technology licenses and intellectual property licenses in manufacturing deals, with a focus on semiconductor types of deals.  We will explore some of the issues manufactures and purchasers experience in negotiating these deals and some of the legal principles that come into play.

Attendees will gain:

A better understanding of some of the intellectual property principles implicated in design and manufacturing agreements, including exhaustion and patent misuse.
A better understanding of some of the key issues in these types of deals and some common solutions to those issues.
A better understanding of how to best leverage intellectual property principles in negotiating common clauses in these agreements.

Speaker Background:

Adam Ruttenberg focuses on technology transactions, including counseling, structuring and negotiating such deals in industries such as semiconductor, hardware, cloud computing, big data, patent licensing, software, internet, new media and edtech. He has broad experience representing emerging companies and large corporate clients in technology and intellectual property matters. Representative matters include:

• Domestic and international matters involving inbound and outbound licensing.
• Technology development, procurement and distribution agreements (software and hardware).
• Joint marketing, strategic alliances and collaboration agreements.
• Patent licenses.
• University licenses.
• Big data.
• Bioinformatics and healthinformatics transactions.
• Software and SaaS transactions.
• Cloud transactions.
• Digital media transactions.
• Data security and privacy counseling.
• Strategic counseling and dispute resolution.
• Open source counseling.

His strategic counseling experience includes developing commercialization distribution and pricing strategies for companies. Prior to joining Cooley, Adam was the vice president of contracts and sales operations of MicroStrategy. Previously, he had been in private practice representing technology companies in information technology and biotechnology matters. Adam has published numerous articles on business transactions, technology transfer, intellectual property and internet law, and he is a frequent speaker on these topics. Adam received his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in 1992 where he was Order of the Coif and his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1989 where he received a BS in Genetics and Microcell Biology.


Webinar registration is free to LES members and non-members.


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