International Patent Licensing Seminar 2007

1/22/2007

Tokyo

Speaking Engagement

In this two-day seminar sponsored by the National Center for Industrial Property, Information and Training (NCIPI), speakers and panelists from industry and academia will address recent developments in the field of intellectual property and patent licensing.

During the first day, Mr. John A. Fraser, President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), will give a presentation entitled "Academic Technology Transfer - Communicating its Full Value." This will be followed by a panel of experts discussing the topic of foreign patent strategy in the global economy. In the afternoon, seminar participants will have the opportunity to attend any one of the following: panel discussions on industry-academia collaboration, a mock patent negotiation modelled on an actual case, or panel discussions on patent licensing strategies and the future direction of intellectual property.

During Day Two, Ronald L. Grudziecki, President of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), will present on recent IP trends in US jurisprudence. Seminar participants will then be able to attend panel discussions by leading experts on any one of the following themes: technology transfer and licensing in Japan, business and IP strategy including a mock patent infringement mediation case, or recent changes in US patent and IP law and initiatives in international technology transfer, particularly in Asia.

Speakers will include:

John A. Fraser, AUTM

Ronald L. Grudziecki, LESI

Panelists from Morrison & Foerster will include :

Matt Berger, Head Tokyo Technology Transactions Group

Day 1: (13:00 to 16:40) Mock Demonstration of Patent Negotiations

Satoru Matsuo, Litigation Group

Day 2: (10:30 to 12:10) Recent Changes in US IP Laws including Court Decisions and their Effect on Business

For more information, please see the NCIPI website.

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