The Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2007 seminar will take place October 15-16, 2007 at the University of Chicago - Gleacher Center in Chicago, IL. Licensing is one of the hottest areas in intellectual property today. The licensing of intellectual property has exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry. 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 introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft effective license agreements, whether you are the licensor or licensee. Experts in licensing will discuss different kinds of licensing agreements, and the business and legal issues related to them.
Foley Associate Nathaniel St. Clair II will be presenting at this year’s seminar on “Patent and Technology Licensing.” Topics covered in this presentation will include standard clauses and variations; strategies for exploiting technological property rights; negotiating a royalty and constraints on licensing restrictions; handling patent licensing issues in the context of joint development and software integration; coordinating patent license with software and database licenses; and MedImmune v. Genentech and the effect of this recent Supreme Court ruling and ways of mitigating the effect by artful license drafting.