Practising Law Institute: IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014
San Francisco, California
Attend this program to gain an in-depth understanding of intellectual property issues that arise in corporate transactions, while exploring the strategic role of intellectual property in a company and delving into the many unique considerations that come into play. Topics to be discussed include identifying the IP a business should own and how to monetize these assets, entering strategic alliances and engaging joint venture partners, strategies for licensing of intellectual property assets, and due diligence tips and practice points. Maximizing the value of intellectual property assets, licensing considerations in a bankruptcy context, special considerations concerning data and online assets, as well as a new topic related to understanding the social media ecosphere will be addressed.
WilmerHale Partner Jason Kipnis will be a featured speaker on the panel entitled, “How IP Issues Arise in Business Transactions and New Legal Issues Impacting IP Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents, and Trade Secrets.” He will contribute to a discussion on pure intellectual property transactions, transactions involving significant and tangential IP components, and legislative developments, among other topics.
Providing comprehensive solutions for the acquisition, enforcement and protection of IP.
By patenting their innovations, our clients increase the value of their intellectual property and enhance their ability to compete in the marketplace. We work with laboratory and research teams and R&D and product development groups to determine whether, when and where it is in our clients’ business and technical interests to seek patent protection. And we don’t just file patent applications. Drawing on our experience with patent litigation, corporate financings and technology transactions, we implement IP strategies that conserve resources, add measurable value and give our clients a cost-effective and commercially practical competitive edge.
We help clients obtain more than 750 US and foreign patents each year, covering innovations that span the technological spectrum, including aerospace, biochemistry, biotechnology, business methods, chemistry, computer science, fuel cells, genetics, high-speed data communication, integrated circuits, materials science, medical devices, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor devices and processes, and software.
We also prepare and prosecute patent applications internationally under the Patent Cooperative Treaty and by working with a network of seasoned patent lawyers around the world. Our experience extends to appeals, interferences and opposition proceedings within the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the European Patent Office.
Intellectual Property Litigation
We leverage technical knowledge, business acumen and legal experience to structure, prepare and negotiate innovative and effective technology-related agreements.
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