LES “IP & Licensing” Offered April 28th

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014


IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review

Monday, April 28, 2014
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP,
900 Howe Street, 2nd Floor (Evergreen Boardroom)

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing.  It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives.  This course, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five topics with examples, exercises and interaction between instructors and fellow students.  Topics include: Introduction to IP; Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing; Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty; Managing Risks; and a Licensing Case Study.

The course is divided into the following five modules:

Module 1. Introduction to IP: Introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets.
Module 2. Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing: Introduction to licensing, including   reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.
Module 3. Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty: Licensing risks and rewards, different valuation methods (e.g., Market, Financial, Cost) and their pros and cons, and royalty structures.
Module 4. Managing Risks: Identifying and managing different types of risk, including confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees, and unlicensed competition.
Module 5. Licensing Game: Students put into practice what they’ve learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams and then discussing and negotiating terms of a licensing case study, based on both public and confidential information they are given. At the end of the negotiating session all teams report their results and how and why they reached them.


Charles Boulakia, Canadian patent agent and lawyer, Ridout & Maybee LLP 
Gina Lupino, U.S. patent attorney and New York attorney, Dean Palmer IP Law /IProperty Inc. 
Julian Vasilescu, Senior Business Development Officer, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

(includes breakfast, lunch, and networking reception)
LES Member and Non-Member: $195
University Faculty: $125
LES Student Member: $25
Non-Member Student: $35*
*For non-member student, fee includes one year LES (USA & Canada) student membership

Learn more here.