World Research Group (WRG) will be holding its Corporate IP Counsel Summit on April 29-30, 2009 in New York, NY. The conference will provide solutions for maximizing existing IP assets, avoiding costly litigation, creating and maintaining efficient infrastructure, fully integrating IP strategy into business plans, and preparing for anticipated patent law changes.
Among the presentations to be offered by WRG faculty are:
• Doing deals: Maximizing strategic IP outcomes and successes;
• Software, intellectual property, and the pre-information-economy company: Evolving risks and opportunities;
• Best practices in defending your business from IP threats;
• Declaratory judgment actions: Why Medimmune is bad for corporate America;
• Intellectual property issues in M&A;
• Using IP to support a business strategy;
• Current topics of patent law that impact litigation;
• IP divestitures: Channels to market that corporate professionals can leverage;
• Considering trade secrets as an alternative to patents;
• Recent developments in remedies for patent infringement;
• Monetizing IP -- More than just patents;
• Optimizing filing strategies and overcoming new cost pressures; and
• The nuts and bolts of negotiating and drafting a license agreement.
Two additional pre-conference workshops will be held on April 29. The first workshop, entitled "Executable Innovative Strategies for Maximizing Corporate IP Asset Value While also Minimizing IP Legal Spends," will present actionable strategies, IP asset management methodologies, as well as tools and techniques to select and manage IP legal budgets. The second workshop, entitled "Preparing for Litigation: Best Practices to Prepare, Assert or Defend Against a Patent Assertion Which Leads to Litigation," will focus on the issues that corporations need to consider before entering into patent litigation, and will address pre-suit considerations that should be addressed before a patent litigation is commenced from both the patentee's and accused infringer's perspective.
The registration fee for the conference ranges from $1,895 (corporate rate) to $2,195 (consultant and law firm rate). Those registering before March 6, 2009 will receive a $300 discount off the registration fee. Those interested in registering for the conference can do so online at the conference website, by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, by calling 1-800-647-7600 or 1-781-939-2500, or by faxing 1-781-939-2543.