Seminar  Program

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018


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Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (at 48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and rate code PLII. You can also Book Online- Kimpton.

Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. You can also book online.

Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

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Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

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Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

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Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute
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U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

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Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg PA 17055, (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West, 4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 17055. Tel: 717-691-1300. Fax: 717-691-9692.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, 5001 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States 17055. Tel: 1-717-697-4900. Fax: 1-717-697-9101.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute
New Jersey Groupcast Location

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. 732-249-5100.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute

Philadelphia Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Suite 1010, Center City Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Philadelphia Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Marriott Residence Inn

Ritz Carlton

Loews Philadelphia

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute
Ice Miller LLP, One American Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN 46282

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute

Pittsburgh Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Professional Development Conference Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. (412) 802-2300. Click Here for Directions

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute
Boston Groupcast Location

Massachusetts CLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02100. (617) 350-7006.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Eric A. Prager, Steven I. Weisburd

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: Andrew Baum (Ret.), Eric A. Prager, Maria A. Scungio, Steven I. Weisburd

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Melvin C. Garner, Gail H. Zarick

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees


2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Steven I. Weisburd
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Eleanor M. Lackman, Jonathan M. Seiden



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Audra A. Dial, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Kenneth K. Cho, Zhun Lu



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses


11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration
Speakers: Jeffrey D. Neuburger

2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader:
Panelists: Carolyn H. Blankenship, Joel Wolfson, Kim Youngberg



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Chairperson(s)
Steven I. Weisburd ~ Arent Fox LLP
Co-Chair(s)
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Speaker(s)
Andrew Baum (Ret.) ~ Foley & Lardner LLP
Carolyn H. Blankenship ~ Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Kenneth K. Cho ~ Kim & Chang
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Audra A. Dial ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ricardo P Fischer ~ Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Melvin C. Garner ~ Leason Ellis LLP
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP ~ Principal Member, Precipice IP, PLLC
Eleanor M. Lackman ~ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Zhun Lu ~ Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maria A. Scungio ~ Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Jonathan M. Seiden ~ Vice President & Counsel, SFX Entertainment, Inc.
Joel Wolfson ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Youngberg ~ General Counsel, Screenvision Media
Gail H. Zarick ~ IP Counsel, Security Division, IBM Corporation
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute
Atlanta Groupcast Location

Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its business transactions.  Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Expert faculty will also review joint development and shared intellectual property ventures, due diligence issues, and share best practices.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of transactions
  • Updated review of new issues impacting transactions related to copyright, trademark, domain names, trade secrets and patents
  • Nuts and bolts of due diligence
  • Practice Points: Clause-by-clause analysis of a licensing agreement
  • How to create new business opportunities through collaboration other companies
  • Panel discussion: IP issues for in-house counsel

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program – essential for all IP transactional attorneys – will cover issues that may arise across patent, trademark, and copyright law.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Karen N. Ballack, Dr. Lothar Determann

9:05 New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets
  • Recent developments and their impact on transactions involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Adapting IP transactions to evolving business and technological landscapes
Speakers: David S. Almeling, Karen N. Ballack, Dr. Lothar Determann, Jason D. Kipnis, Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio
  • Identifying the business case and creating an IP value chain
  • Mining IP as a strategic asset
  • Special considerations for handling non-core assets
  • How to acquire and sell of IP
  • “Business” acquisitions versus “IP only” acquisitions
  • Obtaining rights: which are absolutely essential in order to achieve your business objectives?
  • Packaging assets together for sale
  • Confidentiality issues
Speakers: Karen N. Ballack, Adam P. Noah

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Development and Implementation of an IP Licensing Program
  • Determining which IP to license
  • Assessing business objectives: protection of market share, price advantage in competition, revenue generation, and more
  • The process, the license, and setting appropriate goals
  • Leveraging litigation to incentivize infringers to become licensees
Speakers: Mary A. Fuller

2:30 Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review
  • Dissecting the terms of a license and understanding the business case
  • In-depth review of terms and clauses, including:
    • Payment terms
    • Term of the license
    • Grant back provisions
    • Cross licenses
    • First sale issues
    • Sublicensing and assignability
    • Quality control
    • Special issues raised by e-commerce and social media

Panel Leader: Tessa J. Schwartz
Panelists: Christian H. Nadan, Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear, Thomas F. Villeneuve



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Shared or Jointly Developed IP
  • Creating new business opportunities or challenges through collaboration with another company
  • Joint venture versus strategic alliance – pros and cons
  • Using program IP: rights of partners and/or collaborators
  • Termination and dissolution: IP ownership issues following the collaboration
Speakers: Suzanne Y. Bell

5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 IP Issues in International Business Transactions
  • When do international IP laws matter? Territoriality, conflicts of law, and enforcement of IP rights across borders
  • A roadmap to international IP laws in selected countries – commonalities and differences
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in international business practice with IP
  • Protecting your client’s interests in cross-border business transactions

Panel Leader: Ricardo Fischer
Panelists: Dr. Kai Westerwelle



10:00 Life Sciences Transactions
  • Milestones, earn-outs, and anti-stacking provisions: structural features common in life sciences transactions
  • Unique exclusivity and FTO issues that arise in life sciences transactions
  • Unique IP development and ownership issues
  • Regulatory and pharmacovigilance reporting obligations
  • Navigating off-label uses
Speakers: Deborah Fishman

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Licensing and Bankruptcy Issues in IP Transactions
  • Preserving rights following a licensor’s bankruptcy filing
  • Structural solutions, such as assignments and licenses back, or escrowsof source code and other materials in the context of a licensor bankruptcy
  • Licensor termination or prevention of assumption or assignment of an agreement following a licensee’s bankruptcy filing
  • Limitations on licensee rights under the bankruptcy code
  • Drafting recommendations for licensors and licensees
  • Acquiring IP from bankrupt and other distressed sellers
Speakers: Debra A. Dandeneau, Jeffrey D. Osterman

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence
  • Developing the IP due diligence plan
  • Time and cost restraints for diligence
  • Identifying the client’s motivation behind the deal
  • The “must-haves” in any transaction
  • IP-related risks
  • Sources of information, including company records, interviews, databases, and experts
  • Post-closing consideration


2:45 IP Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing solicited and unsolicited proposals
  • Non-disclosure agreements and invention assignment agreements
  • Independent contractors, works for hire, and other common misunderstandings
  • Compliance with licensing agreements

Panel Leader: Edwin Medlin
Panelists: Martin J. Collins, Marjorie M. Goux



3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions
  • Identifying situations involving potential unlicensed practice of law
  • Attorney ethical obligations relating to non-clients
  • When are conflicts unwaivable?
  • Attorney misconduct and duty to report
Speakers: Eric A. Prager

5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Karen N. Ballack ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Dr. Lothar Determann ~ Baker & McKenzie LLP
Speaker(s)
David S. Almeling ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Suzanne Y. Bell ~ Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Martin J. Collins ~ Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Legal & Compliance, QuinStreet
Debra A. Dandeneau ~ Baker & McKenzie
Deborah Fishman ~ Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Mary A. Fuller ~ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ASSIA, Inc.
Marjorie M. Goux ~ Chief Legal Counsel, Clif Bar & Company
Jason D. Kipnis ~ WilmerHale
Ed Medlin ~ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Maxim Integrated
Christian H. Nadan ~ SVP & General Counsel, Actian Corporation
Adam P. Noah ~ VP and Assistant General Counsel IP, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Jeffrey D. Osterman ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Eric A. Prager ~ K&L Gates LLP
Tessa J. Schwartz ~ Morrison & Foerster LLP
Kevin P. Smith ~ VP, Associate General Counsel, Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.
Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear ~ Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
Thomas F. Villeneuve ~ Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
Kai Westerwelle ~ Partner, Taylor Wessing (US) Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Krista M. Gundersen ~ Acting Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute

San Francisco Seminar Location

PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105. (800) 260-4754.

San Francisco Hotel Accommodations

Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. 415-974-6400. When calling, please mention PLI and SET#287179. In addition, you may book online at Park Central Hotel PLI.

Omni Hotel San Francisco, 500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. 415-677-9494.  When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute.  You may also book online at PLI Omni Hotel 2017.

Due to high demand we recommend reserving hotel rooms as early as possible.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live seminars qu