Ethical Issues in Licensing

Practising Law Institute: Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013

November 4, 2013

David Rabinowitz

New York City

Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. Companies are increasingly turning to licensing because it offers valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Virtually every business today must confront licensing issues and, therefore, a solid base of knowledge about licensing has never been more important for companies and their counsel. This introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft effective license agreements, whether you are the licensor or licensee. Experts in licensing will discuss different kinds of licensing agreements, and the business and legal issues related to them.

What you will learn:


  • Candor and deceit
  • Communicating with an adverse party
  • Out-of-state practice and the unauthorized practice of law
  • Competence to handle negotiation
  • Application of rules in actual cases

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