This intensive 4-day course focuses on strategic licensing in the broader context of business development and company-wide intellectual asset management. It provides advanced skills and tools for the experienced licensing professional. Taught by world-class licensing experts in both lecture and small group formats, the course builds upon the Masters' Class curriculum and covers six major topics: Legal Issues; Licensing Issues; Intellectual Asset (IA) Strategy; Valuation; Negotiation; and Ethics. Specific take-aways for course attendees include being able to: identify due diligence legal issues in licensing transactions; analyze difficult agreement provisions; recognize an IA strategy that is both actionable and aligned with corporate strategy; interpret competitive data; recognize assumptions and interpret an independent valuation report; and conduct principled negotiations and apply ethical principles to the opportunities
Anne Culotta, Associate Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, UTMB Health
Krista F. Holt, President & CEO, Great Bridge Consulting, Inc.
David Leathers, Managing Director, Sirius Solutions
Ada C. Nielsen, Managing Director, The Peregrine Maven Group
Brian P. O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia
Gauri Prakash-Canjels, Managing Director, GreatBridge Consulting, Inc.
John D. Somich, Intellectual Asset Strategist, BP
D. C. Toedt III, Attorney, Law Office of D.C. Toedt III
Jeffrey S. Whittle, Partner and Head of Technology Law Section, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP