Five Things You Should Know About Negotiating Licenses and Litigating Licensing Disputes

11/14/2012 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Commercial Litigation, Technology Transactions, and Litigation

Crowne Plaza Cabana
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Paul E. JahnMichael A. Jacobs, and Kenneth A. Kuwayti

Kenneth A. KuwaytiPaul E. Jahn, and Michael A. Jacobs


Blair Forde
(858) 720-7974

This seminar will cover issues that companies often don’t anticipate in negotiating license agreements, and will offer strategies for improving your position when disputes arise.

Topics covered will include:

  • Challenges to royalty and other obligations in an existing agreement
  • Termination issues
  • The perils of exclusivity
  • "Best efforts" clauses
  • Patent poison pills

This seminar is a joint presentation by Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions and Commercial Litigation Groups.


  • Kenneth Kuwayti, Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Commercial Litigation Group
  • Paul Jahn, Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Technology Transactions Group
  • Michael Jacobs, Co-founder of Morrison & Foerster's Intellectual Property Group
  • Matt Marquis, VP of Intellectual Property and Products & Technology Law at VMware, Inc.

CALIFORNIA: Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour.

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