Conferences and Speeches

Licensing Executives Society (LES) Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 5, 2014 {ml-event-to} Wednesday, October 8, 2014
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Life Sciences partner-elect, Ben Pensak, will be moderating the panel on “Sharing the Crown Jewels: Getting Comfortable Disclosing Precious IP” during the Workshop Session III at the LES Annual Meeting on October 6, 2014 from 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm.

In this session, a panel composed of businesspersons and lawyers will discuss considerations that go into assessing their willingness to disclose and receive IP, evaluating risks associated with such disclosures and receipt, and the means for controlling such risk in the
context of negotiating a strategic license transaction. Panelists will address these issues based on real life examples and will explore the extent to which confidentiality provisions, gate-keeping mechanisms, license scope, rights to pursue special damages, and firewalls, among other contracting terms, can facilitate closing a deal. Audience participation is encouraged.

October 5-8, 2014

Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

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