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The Five Stage Approach to Monetizing Intellectual Property
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Toronto May Event

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: Bereskin & Parr LLP
40 King Street West
40th Fl
Toronto, Ontario  M5H 3Y2
Contact: Karen Temple
(416) 836-1250

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The Five Stage Approach to Monetizing Intellectual Property

Luncheon Presentation


Thursday, May 25

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


Bereskin & Parr LLP
40 King Street West
40th Fl.
Toronto, ON  M5H 3Y2



LES Member:  $10.00 CAD ($8.00 USD)

Non-Member: $30.00 CAD ($23.00 USD)

LES fees are charged in U.S. Dollars.  The above is an estimate based on the exchange rate.



Michael Fluhler and Douglas LaLone are registered patent attorneys and partners at Fishman Stewart PLLC, an intellectual property (IP) law firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Their practice includes proactively securing and leveraging Strategic IP to protect and generate revenue, increase market share and exit multiples, and minimize IP risks. This interactive presentation will highlight the takeaways from their seminar on “The Five Stage Approach to Monetizing Intellectual Property,” outlining a phased approach to aligning IP with business objectives to maximize revenue. With a comprehensive understanding of an IP portfolio and the identification of targets in core and parallel markets that are strategic to the organization, the IP portfolio can be leveraged to optimize revenue as well as offensive and defensive IP positions worldwide.

A light lunch will be provided.



Michael T. Fluhler
Fishman Stewart

Michael T. Fluhler is a partner of the firm and a registered patent attorney with extensive experience in prosecuting, licensing, and monetizing intellectual property for all types of electro-mechanical, software, and medical technologies as well as drafting and negotiating a broad range of intellectual property and license agreements. Michael’s practice also includes IP strategy, patent litigation, inter partes review (IPR), due diligence, portfolio management, IP and license audits, and patent and trade secret policies. He is chair of the firm’s Medical Device practice group, co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), vice-chair of the LES Aerospace and Transportation Committee, and chair of the Case Law Review Subcommittee for AIPLA’s Licensing and Management of IP Assets Committee. Michael has been recognized as one of the top IP strategists worldwide by Intellectual Asset Magazine’s IAM Strategy 300, as a Rising Star in the top 2.5% of attorneys by Super Lawyers, and as one of the top 30 Up and Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Doug LaLone
Fishman Stewart

Doug LaLone is a partner at the firm. He serves as chair of the firm’s Strategic IP Practice Group which counsels start-up companies, PE, VC and IB firms on intellectual property strategies, due diligence and portfolio management concerns. Doug works on both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions.

Doug has also successfully prosecuted and defended over 100 different Intellectual Property suits in numerous federal and state courts, and appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His cases have covered patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, domain name, non-compete, and copyright infringement claims. He is experienced in U.S. Customs seizure matters and negotiates licenses and release or destruction of seized counterfeit goods. The technology of these disputes covers machine processes, ecommerce, pumps, injection molding, thermoforming, fuel cells, storage systems, building designs and plans, music, artwork, manuals, software. Doug has successfully managed domain name and trademark litigation for major companies in the U.S. and abroad. He has prosecuted trademark applications and handled dozens of opposition proceedings in countries throughout the world. Doug also practices in domestic and foreign prosecution of patent applications on electromechanical and mechanical inventions, along with novelty, validity, freedom to practice investigations, licensing of technologies, and portfolio management.

The Toronto Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 (USD) cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after May 22.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


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