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Fitch Even Partner Joe Marinelli to Speak on IP Licensing

September 13, 2018

Fitch Even partner Joseph F. Marinelli will copresent two educational modules of “IP Licensing for Business Development,” an advanced CLE course offered by the Licensing Executives Society (LES) on September 25–28 in Chicago.

During a session on “Legal Issues in Patenting, Due Diligence, and Licensing,” Joe and his copresenters will discuss legal issues related to intellectual property procurement, enforcement, and licensing transactions. Participants will learn about various types of IP protection and different forms of license agreements, as well as the strategic implications of recent IP developments, among other topics.

In a separate session focusing on ethics, Joe and other faculty will lead course participants in an interactive workshop exploring the various ethics questions that can arise during the negotiation of an intellectual property transaction. Topics covered will include conflicts of interest, attorneys’ confidentiality obligations to clients, conflicts arising from an attorney’s representation of an organization, truthfulness in statements to others, and conduct during litigation.

Attorneys and business professionals are invited to attend. For more information and to register, please visit the LES University website.


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