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Buying and Selling Patents & Other Intellectual Property
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Buying and selling patents has become more complicated and more expensive following the recent passage of patent reform under the America Invents Act which will took effect on September.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of key thought leaders and experts to help make sense of the most important issues and the impact of the new law in the business industry.

Among the key issues discussed will be:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124255
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Buying and Selling Patents & Other Intellectual Property LIVE Webcast :

Agenda  (click here to view more)

Edward G. Black, Partner,
Ropes & Gray LLP

  • 1. Basics:
    • A. Identifying and acquiring essential interests (the “must haves”) associated with the IP.
    • B. Identifying and acquiring related interests (the “nice to haves”) associated with the IP.
    • C. Researching and confirming clean title.
    • D. Sale v. License
  • 2. Structured Ownership and IP assets:
    • A. Debt structures: Securitized or collateralized IP.
    • B. IP in holding companies and other tax optimized structures.
    • C. IP structures supporting monetization strategies.
    • D. Structures supporting M&A (break ups).
  • 3. Updates
    • A. Effect of AIA.

David A. Jakopin , Partner,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • I. Buying Patents and IP Assets -- recognizing the purpose:
    • .A. Purchaser Product Extension or New Product Area
    • B. Patent Enforcement
    • C. Know-How acquisition
    • D. Personnel acquisition

    • - Depending on the purpose, requirements will be much different.

  • II Selling Patents and IP Assets -- recognizing the purpose
    • A. Selling assets with a business unit -- patents, technology and personnel
    • B Patents for cash (or possibly just spin-off to a newco and litigate)
    • C. Sale of the whole company
    • D. Licensing alternative instead of sale.

    • - Again, depending on the pursues, requirements will be much different.

  • III. For all transactions, considerations to keep in mind that are significant:
    • A. Use of technical and business team to analyze the entire transaction
    • B. Maintaining privilege and confidentiality
    • C. Recognizing Existing obligations and going forward requirements
    • D. Determining rights to future enhancements of what is bought and/or sold
    • E. Issues with putting the assets into play in the first instance (particularly if the deal doesn't go through)

Ropes & Gray LLP
Edward G. Black
Head, Intellectual Property Transactions Group
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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
David A. Jakopin
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Who Should Attend?

- IP/Copyright Attorneys & Consultants,
- In-house Counsel – Manufacturing Bio/Pharma/Tech/Manufacturing and Healthcare
- Other related professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested in learning the emerging issues in Buying and Selling Patents & Other Intellectual Property in 2012 and beyond.

‒ Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
‒ Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
‒ Interact directly with panel during Q&A

You can’t afford not to be in the know! Click the “register” button below as space is limited. Significant discounts are available for early registrants.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.









Buying and Selling Patents & Other Intellectual Property
LIVE Webcast

Event Sponsor / Speaker Firm:

Ropes & Gray LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

Built on a foundation of more than 140 years of forging strong client relationships, the firm represents interests across a broad spectrum of industries in corporate law and litigation matters. In addition, the firm offers counsel on labor and employment issues, tax and benefits, creditors’ rights, and private client services. Firm’s clients range in size from large to small companies and include leading industrial companies, financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals and health care organizations, colleges and universities, as well as families and individuals.

Over 1,000 lawyers and professionals provide the highest-quality legal advice. The firm combines superior talent with a supportive environment that is conducive to nationally-recognized problem solving and service for its clients.

The firm has a reputation for high-quality work, a positive outlook, and the highest standards of service and ethics. The firm continues to attract excellent clients, challenging assignments — and outstanding lawyers. All this translates to a team of legal counsel solely focused on providing the best service possible for the clients.

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on the energy and natural resources, financial services, real estate and construction, and technology sectors. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global intellectual property, regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.


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