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January 2021

“The Gripping (Griping?) Topic of (IP) Indemnification.” Oliver. Practising Law Institute – Advanced Licensing Agreements 2021 (January 2021)

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Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex with the legal, regulatory and technical landscape constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether you are using licensing to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, develop technology, or generate returns from existing assets, managing licensing transactions requires a broad and deep toolkit.

Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks, the ability to structure, draft and negotiate complex license agreements is critical to a successful transaction.

This comprehensive program will feature updates on current legal developments, present case studies highlighting best practices, discuss tactics for negotiating frequently contested issues, and provide guidance on identifying and avoiding common pitfalls.

“The Gripping (Griping?) Topic of (IP) Indemnification.” Oliver. Practising Law Institute – Advanced Licensing Agreements 2021 (January 2021), event details here.

“IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2021.” IAM Media (January 2021)

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The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other service providers, with specialists from the major IP markets in the America’s, Europe and Asia. Together they boast a wide range of expertise in IP-intensive sectors such as high-tech and life sciences.

Kent Richardson and Erik Oliver of Richardson Oliver Insights are featured leaders in this year’s guide. Kent’s interview is available here. Erik’s interview is available here.

This guide first appeared on IAM-Media, published by Law Business Research. The entire guide is available here.

“The 2020 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Media (November 2020)

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A surge in NPE activity is beginning even as corporate buying is declining – time to hug your defensive aggregator.

After 10 years analysing the patent market, we have some very direct advice this year. If you are in-house counsel, to borrow a line from Samuel L Jackson: “Hold onto your butts.” These next few years are going to be tough. If you have not already signed up with a defensive aggregator such as Unified Patents, RPX, the Open Invention Network, the License on Transfer (LOT) Network or Allied Security Trust (AST), we recommend dusting off your defensive strategy and re-evaluating it.

This article first appeared on IAM-Media, published by Law Business Research, available here.

Download the PDF version: “The 2020 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Media (November 2020)