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If you want to get concrete patent drafting and negotiating advice with precise references to existing law, then attend the comprehensive Drafting Patent License Agreements course at the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program from April 11-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Faculty members for this course include patent law experts Patrick O’Reilley, Brian Kacedon, and William Pratt. The course lays the groundwork for a clause-by-clause examination of all significant elements of the patent licensing agreement. The practical questions always focused on are how and whether each element is sufficient to serve the business needs of the parties while remaining legally viable. The main components of typical licensing agreements, from the opening part through the execution and authentication provisions, are examined in detail. Practical, hypothetical illustrative examples are used, often in workshop form, with carefully crafted problem handouts distributed to the attendees during the course.

Throughout the course, the faculty members emphasize achieving legally satisfactory drafting results by recognizing the logical principles that underlie the job to be done. Sample forms are used to explain the practical considerations upon which they are based. Law and precedent are presented in terms that make clear the legal reasoning behind recommended drafting approaches. Legal ethics in license negotiations will be presented during the afternoon session on Day 2 and in misuse issues during the morning session of Day 3, as currently estimated.

Course Details for the Art and Science of Patent Searching

  • Dates: April 11-13, 2013
  • Course Times:8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:45 (Thurs-Fri); 8:15-11:30 (Sat)
  • Projected CLE: 15.0 hours
  • Projected Ethics Credit: 2.0 hours
  • Course Materials:  The text for the course is the Seventh Edition of the classic, Drafting Patent License Agreements (BNA), by Brian G. Brunsvold, D. Patrick O’Reilley and D. Brian Kacedon.  This Seventh Edition includes a computer disk, which has a set of form paragraphs that can be incorporated, with careful editing, into a license agreement to be prepared by the course attendee.  The hardcopy edition of the course text will be given to each attendee at the course.  The volume containing the printed slides that will be used throughout the lectures will also be provided at the course; this volume will include extensive license drafting workshop materials and Justice Department licensing guidelines.

About the Spring 2013 Advanced Courses

The Spring 2013 Advanced Courses Program will be held April 7-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, and 15 excellent patent law courses will be offered, including thirteen 3-day courses and two 1-day seminars, including the blockbuster course, America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions.  For PRG attendees, we are offering an incredible room rate of $199.00 (single or double, plus tax) at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

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Registration is open for the Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conference from October 17-23, 2012 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas & Spa in Indian Wells, California. We’ve already looked at one key course on the America Invents Act that will be held at both the Summer and Fall 2012 Advanced Courses Conferences, and we’ve also highlighted other popular courses that will be held in the fall:

During the Fall Advanced Courses Conference, PRG will be offering a course that provides instruction on the best methods for drafting patent license agreements. After the jump, learn all the details about this course!


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