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For more information call, 703-234-4133 or email meetings@les.org

Registration Fees


ExxonMobil Tour
Transportation, lunch, and workshops included

Registration Closed

Transportation, lunch, and workshops included


ExxonMobil Site Visit & Workshop
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ExxonMobil Houston Campus
22777 Springwoods Village Parkway
Spring, TX 77389

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Mountain Meeting Center

Workshop: Big Data and Applications/Challenges in the Energy Sector
Moderator: Timothy F. Kinn, IP and Licensing Associate, ExxonMobil 
Panelist: Thomas Halsey, Chief Computational Scientist, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company 
Lapi Dixit, Chief of Products & Enterprise Software, Landmark Software and Services

10:00 - 10:45 AM 3D Visualization Demo
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM LUNCH - EMHC Demonstration Kitchen
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Mountain Meeting Center

Roundtable Discussions
Moderator: TBA

2:45 - 3:30 PM  Explore the ExxonMobil’s Energy Cube 


JLABS at Texas Medical Center Site Visit & Workshops

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Texas Medical Center
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Institute
2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Suite J
Houston, TX 77021

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM   JLABS @ TMC Campus Tour
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM WORKSHOPS

Workshop #1: Energizing Your Patent Strategies: How to Leverage IP Landscapes to Gain a Competitive Advantage

*2.75 hours of MCLE approved

Leaders: Shayne Phillips, Senior IP Manager, Intellectual Asset Management, Halliburton Marc S. Kaufman, Partner, Reed Smith

This workshop will give attendees insights into how to use off-the-shelf patent landscaping tools to help them gain a competitive advantage with regard to their IP strategies. At least three third-party patent landscaping search tools will be shown, and others will be mentioned where applicable. A real-world IP landscape work product, consisting of thousands of patent records, will be walked through from beginning to end, with valuable insights and points to look out for to be highlighted along the way.

Workshop #2:
Getting a Workable Contract to Signature Sooner

*2.75 hours of MCLE approved

Leaders: DC Toedt, ‎Law Office of D. C. Toedt III and Adjunct Professor,
University of Houston Law Center
Susan Stoddard, Senior Licensing Manager, Mayo Clinic Ventures
Jonathon Hance, Attorney, Bracewell Law

This workshop will be a cross between a review of key licensing basics and a master class of pro tips. This workshop will include: • A review and discussion on key issues, such as royalties and other compensation arrangements; audits; indemnities; limitations of liability; different ways of managing disputes to preserve the contract relationship; etc. • A discussion about various "canary-in-the-coal-mine" clauses to help identify potential trouble spots, as well as creative ways of getting a draft contract through legal review more quickly.


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