Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
University Club of San Francisco, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco CA 94108
Start Date/Time:
6 March 2014
End Date/Time:
7 March 2014

Who Should Attend

Attorneys and business executives involved with patent transactions or other monetization mechanisms

Why You Should Attend

Now, more than ever, companies are following alternative paths to monetize patents that would otherwise sit on the shelf. There has been a shift in the market away from high profile acquisitions to more comprehensive and creative monetization strategies that include licensing augmented by litigation, and also a corresponding shift to more flexible deal structures. As such, companies need well-conceived strategies to develop, grow and leverage their core assets in the market for competitive and financial gain.

This conference will explore patent strategies across the monetization spectrum. Our faculty includes the country's leading patent strategists, buyers and market makers who will share their insights and experiences around patent portfolio development, analysis, sales and other transactions.

Attendees will learn tips and strategies to maximize the strategic and financial value from their portfolios, manage the buying and selling process, conduct due diligence, manage risks and participate successfully in the market-making process. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to hear strategies and practice tips for monetizing your patents.

Program Co-Chairs: William Goldman, Esq., Kudelski Group and Amy E. Simpson, Esq., Perkins Coie LLP

What You Will Learn

  • Updates on current patent markets: Options and trends 
  • Organizational readiness: Building a world class monetization team 
  • Selecting the assets: Initial triage to get to the point where you can think about monetization models 
  • Valuing the assets: Methodological options and guidance from recent cases 
  • Effective PTO/PTAB practice under the AIA 
  • Enforcement litigation as a strategic tool in monetization 
  • International monetization 
  • Seller due diligence and pitfalls to avoid 
  • Taking a creative approach to monetization models


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Join Reed Smith Partner, Marc S. Kaufman, for his presentation "Effective PTO/PTAB Practice Under the AIA and It's Importance to Your Monetization Program."


Regular tuition for this program is $1245 with a group rate of $935 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $830. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $622.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: Law Seminars International is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 12.5 California MCLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The conference will be held at the University Club of San Francisco at 800 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. Call the hotel directly at (415) 781-0900 for reservations at the special negotiated rate of $199 and mention that you are attending a Law Seminars International conference. Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.

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Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a Homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.


Click here to register or download the brochure attached below.