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Navigating License and Joint Development Agreements; Avoiding Litigation
In today’s technological world, companies are advancing technology and entering new markets on a regular basis. Often, these market entries forge new business/supplier relationships. Attorneys from Brooks Kushman will discuss and analyze IP considerations that arise in common business transactions, including how to identify, address, and analyze key intellectual property issues in development agreements.

During this webinar, our attorneys will address potential pitfalls and provide practical advice to avoid unintended consequences that can arise from supplier and joint development agreements. Topics include:

• How to identify, address, and analyze key intellectual property issues in agreements
• Software and custom technology agreements
• Adopting effective NDA and Non-Compete policies
• Determining ownership of intellectual property created during development programs

Sep 11, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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John LeRoy
Shareholder @Brooks Kushman
John’s practice focuses on patent, trade secret and copyright litigation in the software and electrical arts. With over 15 years of patent litigation experience, he has represented clients in virtually every industry. John has successfully tried patent cases in federal courts nationwide, and has successfully handled appeals before the Federal Circuit. Leveraging his extensive software litigation experience, John leads the firm’s FRAND licensing and Open Source Software compliance practice. He helps companies develop customized corporate policies and strategies for compliance with applicable open source license terms. His team also manages source code audits and works closely with software developers and business managers to properly navigate the various open source license terms.
Matthew Jakubowski
Shareholder @Brooks Kushman
Matt is a partner and registered patent attorney with Brooks Kushman. He counsels clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including, litigation, IP portfolio management, freedom to operate opinions, agreement drafting and negotiations, and due diligence projects. He has extensive experience with patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation disputes, and his representative patent litigation cases have involved technologies from a variety of fields. In addition to Matt's deep experience with IP enforcement, litigation and portfolio management matters, he has an active practice counseling clients on patent freedom to operate projects and the negotiation and preparation of different types of agreements, including license agreements, joint venture agreements, and development and supply agreements.