Agenda

Tuesday – October 13, 2020

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Women-in-Licensing: Invest in Yourself… Don’t Lay Yourself Off

This Women in Licensing Event is a great networking opportunity featuring three accomplished and powerful women in IP and licensing to share their stories in what investing in yourself means for them and also provides a forum for attendees to interact with the panel and contribute their experience.

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Patent Eligibility for Machine Learning Networks, Home Automation, and the IofT

Recent US court cases suggest that there will be high barriers to the patentability of technology involving network-connected devices, including systems that rely on networks for machine learning.

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Promoting Innovation Where Market Incentives Don’t Work sponsored by GSK

This panel will address the challenges encountered in encouraging and doing licensing and collaboration deals in fields where traditional market incentives, such as ROI, work poorly if at all.

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Understanding and Exploiting Secondary Markets for High Tech, Life Sciences and Other Technologies

Secondary market is where investors buy and sell assets that they already own. Wikipedia defines it as market for used goods or assets, or an alternative use for an existing product or asset. This talk will focus on patents as the assets and although value can be realized in multiple ways (licensing, trading, swapping, pooling, and litigating), the thrust of this presentation will be buying and selling patents.

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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The Bayh-Dole Act After 40 Years: Is it built for the future?

In honor of the Bayh-Dole Act’s 40th Birthday, this panel will explore its overall impact on industry-government-university relationships, discuss its application to new and emerging technology, and ponder what improvements or overhauls are necessary to keep it relevant in the future.

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Standards but Were Afraid to Ask

Join a live(ly) conversation with the chairs of several LES Standards committees (Licensing, IP Management For Startups, Intellectual Assets In The Boardroom, Brokerage, Valuation), and learn about the Standards Initiative and its benefits!

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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University Spinout License Packages: Favorable Deal Terms and Business Development Support

At the time invention disclosures are submitted to university technology transfer offices (TTOs) and patent protection is sought, the inventions are often very early-stage, requiring substantial time and R&D to take the nascent technology to market.

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Thursday – October 15, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Valuation and Pricing Committee Meeting

Neil Zoltowski, Partner, StoneTurn

Thursday – October 15, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Young Member Congress Committee Meeting

Nicole Nan, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Thursday – October 15, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Public Policy Committee Meeting

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Thursday – October 15, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Opening Reception sponsored by Finnegan

Meet with fellow attendees at the Opening Reception sponsored by Finnegan, in which brief remarks will be followed by an opportunity to interact in small groups.

Friday – October 16, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Opening Keynote: Investing in 5G Innovation, sponsored by Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein

Wireless innovations are at the center of digital transformation. Qualcomm has been a world leader in wireless technology over 35 years, researching and developing the fundamental technologies that go into technologies such as 5G.

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Friday – October 16, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Protection and Commercialization of Gene and Cell Therapies

Basic science innovations and clinical successes in cell and gene therapy product development have resulted in remarkable advances in modern medicine and benefits to patients over the last decade; however, many challenges and opportunities remain unaddressed.

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Friday – October 16, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Machine Learning in the Lab and in the Marketplace

This panel session will explore various issues arising out of the dynamic field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

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Friday – October 16, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Licensing Compliance in an Evolving IP Landscape

A discussion of licensing compliance from three different perspectives: industry, legal, and accounting. The roundtable will discuss legal and practical considerations regarding compliance at the outset of licensing programs, the implementation of a compliance program, and critical factors in executing the compliance program.

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Friday – October 16, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Leveraging Federal Laboratories and Technologies for Competitive Advantage

Federal Laboratories conduct critical research and development worth several billions of dollars and have cutting-edge facilities, technologies and expertise to address the nation’s most critical problems in energy, environment, and national security.

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Friday – October 16, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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The Market for Patents – The Who, What and Why of Patent Buying and Selling

Who buys patents? Why? What do they pay? What happens to the patents when they are sold? What is the price of the patents today?

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Monday – October 16, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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LES Deals of Distinction Awards and LES Frank Barnes Mentor Award

Presented by
Don Drinkwater, Director of Licensing, Bose Corporation

Friday – October 16, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Wine Tasting Event

Presented by
Shelby Perkins

Saturday – October 17, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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IP Transactions in China

This session will focus on providing attendees with insight into the latest developments and legal issues affecting IP transactions in China.

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Impact Potential of a Patent Family- #trending or not so much?

This session will critically present models of older and recent patent families, particularly in the biotech space.

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Opportunties in China’s Greater Bay Area and Public Listings in Asia

As part of China’s ambitious plan to advance its technology and innovation, it unveiled an innovation cluster known as The Greater Bay Area which is comprised of Hong Kong and Macau along with nine cities in the Guangdong province.

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Data Use Agreements

Overview of intellectual property and contractual protection available for data (data bases).

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Managing Mature IP and Technology Portfolios

When managed correctly, the patent portfolios of mature companies are deep wells of licensable technology, repurposed ideas, and actionable data. Join our panel of experts to learn best practices for getting the most value out of mature IP and technology.

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Digital Technologies in IP

  • Innovative digital services and technologies provided by RU PTO: online filings for prosecution of the IP rights and registration of the IP Agreements
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Saturday – October 17, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Using AI and Mass Dataset Statistical Analysis For IP Portfolio Management—An Internal Approach

With the availability of patent office prosecution data in bulk format, many third party data analysis providers have created software and other tools that can help patent practitioners make better prosecution decisions on their pending applications while there’s still time to effectively change their strategy.

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Intangible Assets: the Future of Brands & IP in Corporate Strategy & Governance

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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“It’s the End of the World as We Know It” Convergence: Opportunities and Challenges in Licensing

We live in times of convergence. Not only disruption is happening across very diverse industries, but innovation finds applications in fields and verticals that were historically very far from one another.

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Saturday – October 17, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Design Patent Prosecution and Enforcement Strategies for Protection of Emerging Technologies

The annual number of U.S. Design Patent Applications filed each year and those annually issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) continues to increase.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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How to Identify, Prepare and Package Data for Monetization in AI

  • How AI training sets are used
  • Packaging data
  • The role of IP protection & what IP silos are relevant
  • Mixed ownership and ownership of products coming from the data
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Sunday – October 18, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Efficient Infringement: Anticompetitive Behavior, Licensing & Trends

Management, according to The Economist, may have a fiduciary obligation to evade paying for their use of intangible assets from others.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Accounting 101 for the Licensing Executive

You don’t have to be a CPA, but every Licensing Executive should have a firm grasp of some key accounting principles.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Recent Trends in IP Data Availability and Big-Data Analytics

The push for more transparency at the US Patent Office, and other offices worldwide, has made prosecution data and other patent applicant data-points more available to public scrutiny than ever before.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Emerging Technology to Protect, Manage and Commercialize IP

We will bring thought leaders from government, academia, and commerce to talk about three groundbreaking technologies that are critical not only for the future of society but together can transform the way in which emerging technologies can be commercialized.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Navigating the Data and Machine Learning Landscape in the Life and Physical Sciences

Data and machine learning inventions are not just synonymous with the physical sciences with applications such as virtual personal assistants, search engine result refinements, image/speech recognition, and video surveillance.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Power of Big Data, AI, Machine Learning for Drug Discovery and Commercialization of Health Data

The session will provide the attendees with an understanding of different perspectives on AI/Machine Learning for Drug Discovery and Healthcare outcomes data.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Antitrust and Patent Law: Crossroad or Intersection?

Antitrust law is intended to protect competition from unreasonable restraints, and it is generally understood as a set of rules designed to regulate a free market and to protect consumers.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Model Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to Help Speed Up the Deal-Making Process

Thanks to much work over several years by a dedicated group of 8 experienced licensing professionals, LES will roll out at our 2020 Annual Meeting a suggested Model Non-Disclosure Agreement (or “NDA” for short) to consider for LES members’ own IP Deal-Making use.

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Navigating Career Transitions and Strategies: a Live Discussion

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Sunday – October 18, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Employment and Innovation: Looking back and (mostly) looking forward

Fireside Chat

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Monday – October 19, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Top 10 Court Decisions of the Year Affecting Licensing

This session will identify and discuss the Top 10 Court Decisions since the last LES Annual Meeting affecting licensing.

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Monday – October 19, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Why Is It So Hard to License Programs Out of Large Pharma?

Discussion of the factors that make it challenging for prospective licensees to obtain programs from a large pharma company.

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Monday – October 19, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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International IP Strategies for Protecting Emerging Technologies in the Life Sciences Sector

With a particular focus on the US, CA, EP and UK this session aims to provide practical advice on best practice for protecting emerging technologies in the life sciences sector.

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Monday – October 19, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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When the Industry Works Together to Raise the Standard: What are IP Standards, How are They Developed, and How to Use Them

Through a panel discussion between industry representatives and government officials, the session will educate the audience about business process standards on intangible assets management, currently under development at LES.

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Monday – October 19, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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LES Business Meeting and LES Presidential Award

Presented by
Gary Fedorochko, President and Chair, Banner Witcoff, Ltd.

Monday – October 19, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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The New Frontier of Software License Disputes

In the wake of the work-from-home era, companies everywhere have rapidly increased their use, deployment, and reliance on software to maintain business operations.

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Monday – October 19, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Commercializing Big Data for Life Scientists (and Everyone Else!)

The Panel will discuss some of the opportunities, issues, and challenges of commercializing big data. Universities and hospital systems are frequently repositories of large data sets that have utility in advancing their research, education, and patient care objectives, but also have commercial potential.

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Monday – October 19, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Industry-University-Government Interface Sector Business Meeting

Adrian Cyhan, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Michele Gunness, Senior Technology Development Manager, Oregon Health & Science University

Monday – October 19, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Life Sciences Sector Business Meeting

Monday – October 19, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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High Tech Sector Business Meeting

Michael Fluhler, Hertz Schram PC

Monday – October 19, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Consumer Products Sector Business Meeting

Monday – October 19, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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CEEM Sector Business Meetings

Ben Armitage, Billion & Armitage
Robert Jung, Sion Power Corporation

Monday – October 19, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Consumer Products Sector Networking

Monday – October 19, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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CEEM Sector Networking

Monday – October 19, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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High Tech Sector Networking

Monday – October 19, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Life Sciences Sector Networking

Monday – October 19, 2020

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Industry-University-Government Interface Sector Networking

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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Roundtable: Trade Secrets in a Work-from-Home World

Facilitator
Merri Moken, Paul Hastings

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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Roundtable: Tech Transfer in the Age of COVID-19

Facilitator
Michele Gunness, Senior Technology Development Manager, Oregon Health & Science University

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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Roundtable: Privacy and High Tech Licenses

Facilitator
Jennifer Silverman, Managing Partner, Jennifer Silverman PLLC

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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Roundtable: Accounting for IP Transactions

Facilitator
Todd Sigler, Principal, Green Hasson Janks

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

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Roundtable: Trade Secrets in a Work-from-Home World

Facilitator
Merri Moken, Paul Hastings

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

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Roundtable: Tech Transfer in the Age of COVID-19

Facilitator
Michele Gunness, Senior Technology Development Manager, Oregon Health & Science University

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

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Roundtable: Privacy and High Tech Licenses

Facilitator
Linda Thayer, Partner, Finnegan

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

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Roundtable: Accounting for IP Transactions

Facilitator
Todd Sigler, Principal, Green Hasson Janks

Tuesday – October 20, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Optimizing Deal Value through Effective Alliance Management

Effective Alliance Management can support the creation of significant value. Hear from experts in the field to learn the methods, tools, procedures that have proven effective.

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Tuesday – October 20, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Remote Patent Trials and Depositions in the COVID-19 World

Given the current shift to videoconferencing due to COVID-19 concerns, it seems more and more trials will be held via Zoom or other videoconferencing platforms.

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Tuesday – October 20, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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How Recent Damages Trends and Decisions are Influencing Licensing Negotiations

This panel is a follow-on to our panel at the October 2019 LES annual meeting on a similar topic, which was attended by approximately 70 people and well-received.

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Tuesday – October 20, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Best Practice in U.S./China Licensing Agreement Due Diligence

Are you starting negotiating a licensing deal with a company in Asia? Ever wondered what questions to ask before signing the deal?

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Tuesday – October 20, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Closing Keynote

Keynote Speaker
Daria Mochly-Rosen, President and Founder, SPARK Program, Stanford University