Intellectual Property and Information Technology Licensing for Transactional Attorneys

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 29, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $145

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Why Attend?

Many business deals involve IP or IT licensing issues—do you know what to do with them?

  • A quick review of “Intellectual Property 101” and general licensing strategy
  • Traditional software license agreements
  • Application service provider agreements (a.k.a. software-as-a-service agreements)
  • Issues to watch in using cloud services
  • Trademarks licensing
  • Dealing with potential bankruptcy of a party in license drafting

Transactional attorneys increasingly face business deals that include the licensing of intellectual property (IP) or information technology (IT). 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.

Collectively, our speakers have over 35 years of software and related intellectual property and information technology licensing experience. They will provide a brief background tutorial on the IP rights at issue in a licensing transaction and general licensing strategy. After that, they will review the key provisions, strategy objectives, and typical negotiation positions in the most popular forms of IP/IT licensing agreements and related contracts: software license agreements, application service provider/software-as-a-service agreements, cloud services agreements, and trademark licenses. They will conclude the talk by addressing strategies for putting a party in the best position regarding its IP/IT license rights in the event that one of the parties to a licensing transaction later declares bankruptcy.

Topics to be covered:

  • A brief background tutorial on the IP rights at issue in a licensing transaction and general licensing strategy
  • Review of the key provisions, strategy objectives, and typical negotiation positions in the most popular forms of IP/IT licensing agreements and related contracts: software license agreements, application service provider/software-as-a-service agreements, cloud services agreements, and trademark licenses
  • Strategies for putting a party in the best position regarding its IP/IT license rights in the event that one of the parties to a licensing transaction later declares bankruptcy
 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 15)

3:00 Intellectual Property and Information Technology Licensing for Transactional Attorneys
4:45 Question-and-Answer Session
5:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 29)

12:00 Intellectual Property and Information Technology Licensing for Transactional Attorneys
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group / Richmond

John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property 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 Honorable Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable 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

Lee 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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