Emerging Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions: What You Need to Know
In the current complex economic environment, senior management and corporate counsel must have a complete understanding of the emerging IP issues and their potential impact on all business transactions. The Knowledge Group is producing this LIVE webcast to help IP and related attorneys along with senior executives to be in the know with respect to the significant intellectual property issues involved in business transactions. In a two-hour LIVE webinar and conference, our panel of distinguished practitioners will offer an in-depth discussion of the following:
– Intellectual Property Assets and Valuation
– Key Steps to Structure IP-related Transactions
– IP Diligence and Licensing
– IP Issues in M&A, Financing, Bankruptcy and Other Corporate Transactions
– Tax Concerns
– And a lot more!
Joel N. Bock, Partner,
Dentons US LLP
- Overview: Sets the foundation for event…including a mention of tax related issues, etc.
Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Partner,
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein
- IP diligence and licensing
Michael R. McGurk, Partner
- Post grant proceedings under AIA, specifically IPRs (inter parte reviews) and recent legislation proposals related to NPE’s (Non-Practicing Entities).
Scott Weingust, Director,
Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
- Valuation issues – high level approaches and methodologies on royalty rates, determining portions of merger acquisitions, experiences in unique cases that might provide insights on valuing IP
Who Should Attend:
– IP and Related Attorneys
– General Counsel
– Corporate Counsel
– In-House Counsel
– Private Companies
– Public Companies
– Senior Management
– Other Interested Professionals
Joel N. Bock is a partner in Dentons’ Intellectual Property and Technology practice. His practice focuses on counseling companies in various industry sectors, including life sciences, clean energy, manufacturing, software, semiconductor, nanotechnology, telecommunications, publishing, automotive, packaging and optics, regarding a wide range of intellectual property issues and structuring and negotiating transactions involving IP assets, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private placements, strategic investments, licensing and strategic alliances. He counsels companies with respect to IP asset assessment and valuation, including risk analysis, portfolio analysis, patent opinion work, including freedom to operate and patentability, design around strategies, planning and executing trade secret protection and advising clients with respect to portfolio development, management and growth strategies.
Mr. Bock also litigates complex patent infringement suits relating to such technologies as optical ROADM devices, remote patient monitoring, semiconductor chips and packages, MEMS based sensors, electronic time stamping and authentication, and medical devices, and assists companies with post grant proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Joel N. Bock is a partner in Dentons’ Intellectual Property and Technology practice. His practice focuses on counseling companies in …
An engineer by training, Anthony Lo Cicero has represented companies in patent and trademark litigation involving product areas as diverse as e-commerce platforms, angular rate sensors, camcorders and textiles. He conducts due diligence of IP portfolios and provides strategic patent counseling to companies in a wide range of industries from recorded and published music to consumer electronics.
Very sophisticated technology competes with style and price as key aspects of the customer experience in the fashion industry. Mr. Lo Cicero represents some of the most prominent brick-and-mortar and on-line retailers in the country in patent disputes relating to the enterprise’s e-commerce, mobile and point of sale systems. The retail industry regularly confronts patent assertions involving mobile platforms, electronic merchandise presentation, billing, marketing, inventory management and other features of the 21st century marketplace. Mr. Lo Cicero evaluates and responds to these assertions in a practical, business-oriented manner. For example, on behalf of one retailer, he obtained dismissals of several actions for little or no payment. Mr. Lo Cicero also evaluates contractual terms with vendors and suppliers to mitigate liability and works with retailers to identify and obtain protection for their own innovations. He has assisted retailers in successfully pursuing indemnification claims ranging to seven-figure settlements.
Restaurants, financial institutions, insurance companies, health care institutions, consumer product manufacturers and other businesses likewise rely on technology to bind customers, improve the customer experience, differentiate themselves and stimulate demand. Mr. Lo Cicero advises clients on freedom to operate issues, prosecutes patents and defends them in litigation.
An engineer by training, Anthony Lo Cicero has represented companies in patent and trademark litigation involving product areas as diverse …
Mike McGurk is the managing partner of the Finnegan
Scott Weingust is a Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. (SRR). He has over 16 years of experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, investment firms, and universities primarily in the areas of intellectual property litigation, valuation, and monetization. Mr. Weingust has provided testimony as a damages expert in intellectual property litigation. He has also valued intellectual property assets – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other intangibles – for a variety of purposes including capital raising, transfer pricing and other tax-related issues, financial reporting, transaction due diligence (including mergers and acquisitions), license negotiations, strategic decision-making, and regulatory compliance, among others.
Scott Weingust is a Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. (SRR). He …
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About Dentons US LLP
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes—individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and startups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.
Dentons’ clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US who are committed to challenge the status quo and offer creative, dynamic business and legal solutions.
About Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein is one of the nation’s leading IP law firms. For six decades, the firm has focused exclusively on all facets of intellectual property law, including providing patentability, infringement and/or enforceability opinions and conducting right-to-use studies; obtaining and registering patents, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and around the world; and enforcing and defending patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property in litigation and negotiations. The firm has extensive experience in assisting start-up organizations, on-going businesses large and small, and investors in evaluating, establishing, maintaining and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios and developing related strategies. To learn more, please visit www.arelaw.com.
With more than 350 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; Reston, Virginia; Brussels, Belgium; Shanghai, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visitwww.finnegan.com. Follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter.
About Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Stout Risius Ross (SRR) is a premier global financial advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services. We serve a range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries around the world. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex financial matters. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.SRR.com.