Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2008

December 15 - 16, 2008

PLI California Center - San Francisco, CA

Many companies are analyzing and identifying their intellectual property assets to determine which they can license and how they can license them. Virtually every business today will confront licensing issues on an increasingly frequent basis. A solid base of knowledge about licensing of intellectual property has never been more important for companies and their counsel. This course will focus on:

  • Drafting techniques and suggestions for specific clauses
  • Key provisions and practical considerations in trademark and copyright licenses
  • Open source licenses and the impact of GPLv3
  • Special issues for User-Generated content and the Internet
  • Strategies for exploiting technological property rights
  • Coordinating patent licenses with software and database licenses
  • Enforcement and protection of rights in the international arena
  • Avoiding antitrust problems
  • Rights and remedies in the event of bankruptcy
  • What happens when the agreement has to be enforced
  • The "real world" relevance of license provisions
  • Ethical issues in licensing

Mayer Brown Speakers:
Ian Feinberg
Michael Molano

Hosted by:
Practicing Law Institute

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CLE credit pending.