PLI Explains Importance Of IP In Business Transactions

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 01:00

In a live seminar in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23 and 24, the Practising Law Institute will help attendees assess intellectual property as a strategic asset in a business and the opportunities to monetize it.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the PLI California Center, 685 Market Street in San Francisco.

Designed for corporate counsel, intellectual property attorneys, corporate attorneys, and intellectual property asset managers, the course will teach attendees how to structure business transactions to avoid costly missteps. Attendees will learn to identify the intellectual property a business should own; how to monetize intellectual property assets; tips for licensing in and licensing out intellectual property; how and when to engage joint venture partners; due diligence issues for buyers and sellers of IP; how to administer and finance an effective enforcement program; and ethics issues that arise in IP transactions.

Among the scheduled speakers are Karen A. Ballack, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Scott D. Newman, K&L Gates LLP, NYC; David M. Simon, chief patent counsel, Intel Corp.; Steven P. Tapia, senior counsel, Intellectual Property and Licensing Group, Microsoft Corp; and Darryl M. Woo, Fenwick & West LLP.

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

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