Cooley Partner Marya Postner will be speaking at the
Practising Law Institute event in San Francisco.
Licensing transactions are more complex than ever. The constantly evolving legal, regulatory and technical landscape drives the need to stay current in all of these key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing complex licensing transactions requires a broad and varied toolkit. Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks, the ability to structure, draft and negotiate complex license agreements is critical to a successful transaction. This program is designed to address some of the more complex and practical issues that arise in drafting and negotiating IP licenses, as well as provide tips for specific industries. This program will feature updates on current legal developments, present case studies highlighting best practices, provide tactics for negotiating frequently contested issues, and provide guidance on identifying and avoiding common pitfalls, keeping the relationship on track, litigation planning and avoidance, and addressing ethics concerns. The speakers will illustrate both outside counsel and in-house perspectives.
SELECT TOPIC - Licensing Issues in the Life Sciences Industry
Day Two - January 31, 2012 | 2:30pm Break-Out Session | Marya Postner, Elaine C. Stracker
Topics will vary by city, and may include:
- Research plan
- Due diligence
- Transitioning pharmaceutical products/programs
- Monetary considerations (e.g., royalties, product returns, etc.)
- IP rights considerations (e.g., ownership, licenses, retained rights, patent term extensions)
- Clinical stage vs. commercialized products
- Government rights and approvals (e.g., march-in rights, clinical trials, FDA approvals)
- Deal structures and governance
For more information, please visit the event website.