PLI To Discuss IP Issues In Business Transactions

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 00:00

The Practising Law Institute has scheduled a two-day seminar titled Handling Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions 2009 for Monday and Tuesday, February 9 and 10, at the PLI California Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco. The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Designed for corporate counsel, intellectual property attorneys, corporate attorneys, intellectual property asset managers and others who need to be able to identify and address the IP issues that arise in corporate transactions, the program will give participants the tools they need to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset, consider opportunities to monetize it and to structure business transactions and avoid missteps.

Specific topics include identifying the intellectual property a business should own, monetizing IP assets, tips for licensing in and licensing out IP, how and when to enter strategic alliances and engage joint venture partners, due diligence issues for IP buyers and sellers, administering and financing an effective enforcement program and ethics issues.

The faculty includes Karen Ikeda Ballack, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Suzanne Y. Bell, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; and David M. Simon, chief patent counsel, Intel Corporation.

For more information about available CLE credits and fees, see The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To make a reservation, call (800) 260-4PLI or go to