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

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

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