Responsible IP deal-making – where parties enter into licensing and other agreements mutually – has become something of a lost art. Not long ago, it was a best-practice.
Many companies need to in-license to practice the inventions that cover their products. Similarly, not every business has the capital to make products from its inventions. Those that do not, may need to out-license. Once a symbiotic relationship that could be effected without the need for litigation, much patent licensing has turned contentious and patent holders who wish to license are seen as bad actors.
“Patent Licensing: The Business of Responsible Licensing” hopes to change that. The location is the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco on September 18.
The day of the so-called “troll,” where licensing businesses armed with nuisance suits forced businesses to settle, is long gone, the victim of increased patent uncertainty and the high cost of litigation.
What is responsible licensing in today’s environment? What are fair and reasonable terms? This conference will examine various sides of the issue.
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Participating in the day-long event are licensing executives from Dow, Nokia, Visa, Samsung, Cisco, Intel, among others. Panels include:
- Building a successful patent licensing strategy
- The good, the bad, and the ugly of licensing transactions
- Defining FRAND
- International licensing
- Strategic licensing scenarios
There will be ample breaks and time for networking.
For the complete program, go here.
For the list of speakers, here.
To register, go here.
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