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WNY May Event

When: Monday, May 15, 2017
3:00-5:30 p.m.
Where: Cornell University
East Hill Office Building, Room 140
395 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, New York  14853
United States
Contact: Renato L. Smith
(315) 413-7215

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How to Avoid Pitfalls in IP Deal Making

Afternoon Seminar
Eligible for 1.0 CLEs (New York Only)*

Date & Time:

Monday, May 15

3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 


Cornell University
East Hill Office Building, Room 140
395 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY  14853 

Following the success of their inaugural chapter event, the LES Western New York Chapter will host a program exploring “How to Avoid Pitfalls in IP Deal Making.”

Join us for an afternoon of networking, relationship building, and professional development.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.



LES Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $45.00
LES Student Member: $30.00

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John Brenner, MBA
Vice President 
Rheonix, Inc.

Diligence and Options Concerning Business Development for Early Stage Ventures

A survey of important intellectual property matters to consider at the earliest stages of organizing a new company, seeking investment and embarking on initial third party contracts.


Renato Smith, Esq.

Strategies for Intellectual Property License Agreements: Thorny Issues, Case Law & Drafting Techniques

This presentation is intended for attorneys, licensing professionals and business people who deal with the licensing of intellectual property periodically or on a regular basis.  The purpose is identify provisions, unique to intellectual property, that can have unexpected consequences if not handled with the insight of the applicable statutes and case law.  The topics will be focused on patent rights but also touch on copyright, software, trade secrets and trademarks.  After providing a refresher on the statutes and contract construction, the presentation will address the key provisions of the typical license agreement, providing case law summaries for thorny issues and strategic commentary for drafting techniques and clauses.


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*NY requires a minimum of 50 minutes for 1.0 hours of credit.  To qualify for certificates, attendees must pre-register with LES for pre-processing by Barclay Damon, LLP. 

The Western New York Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after May 10.  Substitution will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


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