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Why You Should Attend
In the current business environment, with business operations having been hammered by the pandemic, patent licensing of all kinds (including bilateral licensing, portfolio cross-licensing & patent pool activity) have been heating up. In addition, a big wave of patent monetization that started in the phone industry is now spreading into the “connected car” and IoT sectors. Experts in the field will discuss how to negotiate patent license agreements, review examples of best (and, in some cases, worst) practices, and share current legal developments affecting patent licensing. Practical tips for structuring, negotiating and drafting patent licenses, with strategies for both the licensor and licensee, will be emphasized.
What You Will Learn
- Get tips on monetizing patents, as well as making resisting monetization invitations
- Hear updates on the patent monetization environment in the U.S. and abroad
- Discover litigation trends from recent years affecting IP licensing generally
- Understand how recent major court cases have (in some ways) expanded and/or (in other ways) shrunken patenting, licensing, enforcement and/or patent challenge opportunities
- Learn how to update traditional patent licensing provisions considering recent case law
- Identify frequently contested provisions and how to negotiate them
- Understand the latest guidance for what’s permissible (and what’s not) when structuring and negotiating licenses for standards-essential patents used by phones, connected cars and IoT devices
- Actual Agreements: analysis of varied provisions from actual patent license agreements by 4 national experts
- Mock patent licensing negotiation by prominent patent licensing experts
- Analysis, takeaways, and practice tips from experts at Silicon Valley’s best companies/firms
Who Should Attend
This program is geared toward those who need to offer patents for licensing, respond to patent licensing offers, draft and negotiate patent licenses, and enforce patent license agreements. Intellectual property lawyers, corporate counsel, and others involved in the utilization of patents as business assets will benefit from attending. This especially includes people in “connected device” industries (such as automotive & IoT) that historically have not dealt faced patent licensing demands but are now being aggressively targeted for monetization.