Please join ACC-Northeast and co-sponsors Lando & Anastasi, Burns & Levinson and Ropes & Gray, for a half-day Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI). We promise to empower all attendees with practical insights and pointers that can be applied in everyday practice. Start the day off with a hot breakfast, listen to three compelling presentations from distinguished professionals, discuss ideas and ask questions during breaks and network at the luncheon at the end of the program. Here is an overview on the three scheduled panels:
IP Due Diligence: Efficient and Cost-Effective Approaches to your Life Sciences Deal
Deals are made and lost based on the value and the risks of the underlying IP assets. In today's global marketplace, understanding the target's IP is often a critical aspect of the due diligence. In such deals, timely and focused IP diligence is essential to key decision makers. This panel will provide a holistic approach to IP due diligence from the perspective of, company management, in-house IP counsel, and external IP counsel.
IP Agreement Challenges: How to Keep the Big Picture in View
This panel will explore the challenges of negotiating domestic and international licensing agreements, including (1) key provisions relating to transferability, co-ownership, royalty and payment terms, exclusivity, improvements/grant-backs, validity and indemnification, and (2) negotiation strategies, best practices and "real-world" considerations. Legal perspectives will be balanced with a practical view from the trenches provided by Stephen From, CEO of EyeGate Pharmaceuticals.
Advanced Pitfalls and Perils in Intellectual Property Transactions
The exploitation of intellectual property assets through licensing and other commercial transactions provides companies of all sizes, in virtually every industry, the opportunity to establish technological advantages, expand markets and market share, and maximize revenue opportunities. Companies, however, must be careful to ensure that their licensing and commercial practices do not diminish (or, extinguish) the intellectual property rights that they have worked so hard, and invested so much, to secure. This panel explores several potential pitfalls that threaten to undermine domestic and international intellectual property transactions, and, practical approaches to avoiding them.