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Anatomy Of A License: Tips, Traps And Best Practices Presented By Mamalode, UM And Dorsey & Whitney, 6/27, Missoula, MT

June 17, 2013View for printing

Anatomy of a License: Tips, Traps and Best Practices

License terms for intellectual property are very important for companies and entrepreneurs - especially technology-focused companies - whether the technology is licensed out of the company or licensed into the company. Licenses offer important opportunities but are technically demanding, often risky, and present an array of choices that have to be negotiated and customized to fit the specifics of each situation. If the party you are negotiating with is outside the U.S., the international aspects of the situation make things even more complex. Mistakes in licensing can be very costly when you want to develop and monetize your rights and later when you want to sell your company. Expert licensing and international attorneys Michael McCormick and Kevin Maler will walk you through key issues and point out traps for the unwary.

Michael McCormick is a partner and Co-Chair of the Licensing and Technology Commerce Practice Group in Dorsey's Corporate Group. Michael works with highly inventive companies on complex commercial contract matters, often with a strong intellectual property component - intellectual property acquisitions and licenses, R&D and product development projects, joint ventures, IP issues in agreements with employees and consultants, outsourcing, and similar matters. Michael also has deep experience in international transactions. Michael works closely with Dorsey's corporate lawyers in Montana and has worked with multiple Montana companies on technology and licensing matters, including RightNow Technologies in Bozeman.

Kevin Maler is an lawyer in the Corporate Group and is a member of the Firm's Technology Commerce Practice Group. He regularly advises a wide variety of clients, both large and small, in structuring, negotiating and drafting intellectual property licenses, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, IT vendor agreements, website terms of service, joint ventures and other complex commercial agreements. His clients are varied and innovative - including a company that makes historical documents available to genealogy enthusiasts through a popular website, a company that has developed an online platform for training programs and a company that licenses its technology to large insurers so they can offer health insurance to employers on a defined-benefit basis. He also works closely with Fortune 100 companies in negotiating the terms of licenses for software, especially software that is used in the health care industry. Kevin works closely with Dorsey's corporate lawyers in Montana and has worked with multiple Montana companies on technology and licensing matters, including RightNow Technologies in Bozeman.

Dorsey's corporate/securities/financing/M&A lawyers Jack Manning and Jeremy Brown will also be in attendance and available for questions.

WHEN: Thursday June 27

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Presentation and Q&A

WHERE: Room 123 of the Gallagher Building, UM School of Business.

Networking to follow:

Top Hat Lounge

5:30 pm


Questions or to RSVP please contact

Please RSVP by Monday, June 24, 2013

Questions? Please contact Lena Viall or by phone at (406) 721-6025
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