Licensing: Seizing Opportunities and Mitigating Risks

Fall Course from the Center for Advanced Legal Studies

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 

Licensing: Seizing Opportunities and Mitigating Risks
Responding to Recent Changes

In today’s post-industrial economy, business value is no longer found in bricks and mortar but rather in intangibles, such as those we call “technology” or “digital content.” This shift emphasizes the importance of licensing – the buying and selling of rights to control publication and use of intangible items. Most business transactions now involve some element of licensing, and those involved in such transactions cannot afford to underestimate the significance of licensing. The effective and carefully planned and executed exchange of rights in intangibles is a core requirement for some businesses to survive.

Taking a pragmatic view of licensing developments, this conference focuses on recent changes that are most likely to effect business practices. Changes in the law that could impact licensing relationships will be explained from both a legal and business perspective. Consideration of these topics will cross international borders and even physical borders, covering issues related to both international licensing and licensing in the virtual world.

Licensing professionals, business people and lawyers who attend this program will gain insight into recent changes in licensing law and the advantages and pitfalls those changes create when engaged in licensing transactions, as well as guidance for forming successful licensing and collaborative relationships.

Sponsored with:
The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., Boston, MA
Duff & Phelps, LLC, Boston, MA
Suffolk University Law School Intellectual Property Law Concentration

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