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PLI Seminar: IP Issues in Business Transactions 2015

26 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015

PLI California Center
685 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Partner Tessa J. Schwartz will moderate a panel on "IP Issues in Business Transactions 2015" at a PLI Seminar.

Intellectual property issues frequently arise in the context of a variety of transactions, and this program will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of these special considerations while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company. Explore how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Additional topics include managing and reviewing an IP portfolio, clause-by-clause analysis of licensing agreements, valuation, and IP enforcement. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices. Covering issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law, this program is essential for all IP transactional attorneys.

What you will learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property arises in the context of transactions
  • Cutting-edge review: New issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Assessing what IP assets a business should own and how to monetize them
  • Dos and don’ts of entering into strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Due diligence review based on a hypothetical scenario
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • Data and online assets in IP transactions
  • New topic! Open source and IP transactions




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