'Sophisticated Licensing Issues'Slated In April At Suffolk University Law School

The licensing of intellectual property is the chief means of transferring value in the information-based economy. For attorneys eager to learn more about this emerging area of law, Suffolk University Law School and the Boston Patent Lawyers Association early this month have scheduled a seminar titled Sophisticated Licensing Issues.

The program will take place on Friday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston.

The program will examine the most essential and least understood terms of licensing agreements key to the success of high-tech companies. Taught by leading experts in the field of licensing intellectual property, this course will provide state-of-the-art knowledge about types of licensing agreements, tips for negotiating key terms and sure-footed guidance on pricing, regulatory and international issues.

The instructors will clearly explain the intricacies of technology licensing with an emphasis on key sectors: patented software, biotech patented materials, university licenses.

Among the speakers are Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, co-director of intellectual property law concentration, Suffolk University Law School; Maryanne G. Fenerjian, licensing manager, Office of Technology Licensing, Harvard Medical School; Mary J. Hildebrand, Goodwin Procter LLP; Karin K. Rivard, assistant director and counsel, MIT Technology Licensing Office, and Jonathan Zittrain, professor, Harvard Law School.

For information on registration fees, see the Bulletin Board in this issue.

For reservations, access www.law. suffolk.edu/als.