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Arbitration-What You See is What You Get

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Please read out new article about the inclusion of arbitration clauses in contracts. 

LES September 17th

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Please join us to hear Kate Krueger of Viksnins, Harris & Padys, PLLP speak on Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.:  Isolated DNA is Not Patent Eligible Subject Matter at Commons Hotel 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms 615 Washington Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN   55414 11:30 AM-1 PM

LES June 18

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Please join us on Tuesday, June 18th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM to hear from experienced attorneys Chris Larus and Bryan Mechell from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.  They will present tips and strategies licensing professionals can take to ensure that their negotiation of licenses and other patent transactions preserve and maximize the enforcement value of a patent portfolio.

Commons Hotel
2nd Floor Meeting Rooms
615 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN   55414

LES May 21

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Come and hear an experienced licensing professional, Peter Kim, talk about the lessons he learned over his decade of experience working at Rambus, Acacia Research, IPVALUE Management, and Walker Digital.  His presentation will share his views on:

  • what is the most valuable use of a patent?
  • when is the turning point in a negotiation?
  • what is the major weakness in future patent troll success?
  • what is the biggest reason for failure?
  • what do the best negotiators do?

11:30 Am at The Commons Hotel, 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms 615 Washington Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN   55414

LES Meeting April 16th

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Please join us on Tuesday April 16th at 11:30 AM for a presentation by Denis Griffin of the Export-Import Bank about financing and insurance services available to increase export sales. Location The Commons Hotel 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms 615 Washington Ave. SE Minneapolis.

LES Meeting March 19th

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Please join us on March 19th for a presentation by John F. Stevenson, Director of Financial Services at McGladrey LLP, on the Valuation of Intellectual Property.  We meet in the usual location but the name of the hotel has now changed to the Commons Hotel,  615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis.  The meeting and lunch start at 11:30 and the presentation begins at 12:00.  Please contact us with any questions.

LES February 19th

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Please join us on February 19th for a presentation by Tim Cusack and Anneliese Mayer on Collaboration Agreements to Support Open Innovation.  The meeting will begin at 11:30 am and the presentation at noon.  LES meets at the University Hotel Regents Room
615 Washington Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN   55414.

LES meeting November 13th

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Joint on on November 13th,  for a presentation by David Kagan of Kagan Binder, PLLC.  Two long established and important legal doctrines in patent law may have significant impact on how to analyze and craft your next licensing transaction.  The Doctrine of Exhaustion (sometimes referred to as “first sale”) and the Doctrine of Implied License, are alive and well, and important factors to consider.  Come and hear an experienced practitioner discuss how you may want to deal with these issues in your next licensing deal. 11:30 AM at the University Hotel Minneapolis, Regents Room ;615 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis.

LES Meeting

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Gary Weinstein presents on Tuesday October 9th. “Addressing Bankruptcy Concerns When Drafting and Negotiating IP Licenses.” Please join us at 11:30 am at The University Hotel Minneapolis 615 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

LES Meeting

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Please join us on Tuesday September 11th for a presentation by Kevin Besikof on valuation and financial reporting and its impact on licensing deals and patent litigation. 11:30 am at the University Hotel Minneapolis
Regents Room, 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.