Intellectual Property and Information Technology Licensing for Transactional Attorneys (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2016


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the March 2013 webcast, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Licensing for Transactional Attorneys.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting the stage - "Intellectual Property 101": patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
  • Identification of business deals that commonly have a significant IP or IT component, with discussion of important IP or IT issues:
    • Software licenses, both download/disc and software-as-a-service
    • Cloud services agreements
    • Outsourcing agreements
    • Trademark licensing, including issues such as family of companies, joint ventures, franchising, and distributorships
    • Licenses granted in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs
    • Intellectual property rights agreements signed by participants in a commercial venture
  • Treatment of intellectual property licenses in bankruptcy
    • Escrow agreements and source-code purchase opportunities
    • Software licenses
    • Other IP licenses

Transactional attorneys increasingly face business deals that include the licensing of intellectual property ("IP") or information technology ("IT"). IP includes trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. IT includes computer software. To serve your client well it isn't necessary that you be an IP/IT attorney, but it is crucial that you know what to look for and how to go about identifying and addressing the issues.

This program will focus on those business transactions that most frequently have IP and/or IT components. Our speakers will focus on issue spotting in each instance, and provide the legal framework by which each of the issues will be resolved. This seminar is not designed to make you an IP/IT attorney; rather, it will make you a transactional lawyer better able to handle the cases with an IP/IT aspect.


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John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group / Richmond
John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia.  He recently completed a three-year term as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America.  He is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar.  He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association.  He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school.  After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Hon. Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Hon. James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.

Lee N. Kump, Sourcing Law Group, PLC / Chesterfield
Mr. Kump’s practice focuses on information technology and commercial contract matters, including application service provider arrangements, software/systems acquisition, licensing and distribution transactions, supplier/distributor agreements, as well as IP development, protection, commercialization, and transfer, including patent agreements and licensing, trade secret, trademark and copyright matters.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Mr. Kump is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar and a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association.  Prior to founding Sourcing Law Group, PLC, Mr. Kump was a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Group of McGuireWoods LLP and counsel in the Sourcing & Systems Integration Practice Group of Hunton & Williams LLP.

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