NanoBusiness Alliance Conference

08 September 2009 Chicago, IL Past Event

Location

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Agenda

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

Foley's Jon Dudas, Steve Maebius, Michael Small, Leon Radomsky, and Steve Rutt will all be participating in the NanoBusiness Alliance Conference in Chicago, Illinois, September 8 -10, 2009.

Panel discussions include:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

"Managing IP During Uncertain Times"
This panel will discuss perspectives on practical steps for navigating the changing IP landscape during difficult economic times, responsibly managing IP while maintaining offense and defensive strategies, and effectively evaluating an IP portfolio in lieu of the uncertainties.

Topics to be addressed include strategies for:

  • Preparing for the potential implementation of the patent reform bills and the policies of new USPTO leadership
  • Right-sizing the IP spend and building the company's IP position and the technology's value
  • Continuing innovation, marketing, development and enforcement efforts, including prioritizing for which patents, trademarks and/or copyrights protection should be sought and when
  • Monetizing existing IP when the company needs funding but investors are scarce

Speakers:

  • Jon Dudas, former USPTO Director, IP Partner, Foley & Larder LLP
  • Steve Maebius, IP/Nanotechnology/Life Sciences Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • James Malackowski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Tomo LLC
  • Neil Kane, President & CEO, Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m

"Leveraging The Distressed Market: Opportunity or Disaster?"
During this discussion we will address several concepts for leveraging opportunities presented by the economic downturn and positioning your company for the economic recovery.

Topics to be addressed include strategies for:

  • Managing the risks involved with licensees failing to meet milestones and make payments
  • Solutions for keeping distressed licenses afloat among evaporating markets
  • Navigating the risks involved with IP falling into adversarial hands due to financially distressed IP owners, licensors or licensees
  • Strategies for drafting licensing agreements in lieu of risk for partner insolvency
  • How to utilize bankruptcy law and patent office reexamination procedure to reduce the risk and huge expense of IP litigation

Speakers:

  • Steve Rutt, IP/Nanotechnology Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Leon Radomsky, IP/Nanotechnology Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Michael Small, Bankruptcy Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Nancy Sullivan, Tech Transfer Director, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Mark A. Kaczor, Sr. Technology Manager, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Shai Halivni, Vice President and General Counsel, Alma Lasers

Leon Radomsky will also moderate a panel on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. titled "The Future of Nano Materials."

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NanoBusiness Alliance Conference

Location

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Agenda

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.