Licensing Executives Society holding Dec.8 meeting

The Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) announces details of its December 8 meeting to be held in Ann Arbor

The Licensing Executives Society is a professional society comprised of over 6,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property.

The Michigan Chapter is led by Michael Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione and Mark A. Robinson, managing director of Ann Arbor-based KOIOS Consulting Group, LLC.

The meeting is designed to meet the interests of entrepreneurs, CEOs, CFOs, venture capitalists, academics, auto industry and manufacturing executives and other involved with IP and IP licensing.

It will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, 48105.

Cost is $20 for LES members, $25 for non-mmbers.


"AutoHarvest - Intellectual Property Market Place." Eric Stief, senior vice president, AutoHarvest Foundation

Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are seeking new technology and non-traditional resources in order to improve their products and manufacturing and business processes.

These auto focused companies and organizations also desire to transfer their technology and process knowledge to automotive and ''non-automotive'' users to foster economic growth and job creation. University and governmental organizations such as the Departments of Energy and Defense, along with traditional and non-traditional supply chain companies, may have this needed technology, but much of it is locked away and cannot currently be shared efficiently among stakeholders.

Eric Stief explains how AutoHarvest helps unlock this valuable knowledge and research through its secure platform dedicated to sharing intellectual property, facilitating connections and fostering collaboration among manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers and other individuals and organizations.

"Finding and Analyzing Royalty Rates." David R. Jarczyk, chief operating officer, ktMINE.

David Jarczyk provides an in-depth examination of key strategies for locating and breaking down intangibles licensing information for use in inbound and outbound licensing, technology transfer and business valuation studies.

Jarczyk will also turn the spotlight on the intricacies of license agreement construction, with a special emphasis on identifying terms that impact value, such as upfront payments, milestone payments or mandatory payments.

Participants will:

--Learn how to quickly and accurately locate relevant intangibles licensing data and documents;

--Understand best practices for selecting the most appropriate royalty rate benchmarks, even when dealing with niche technology or markets;

--Gain insights for identifying additional licensing terms and language that may impact analysis and valuation;

--See how current events such as Uniloc are impacting licensing professionals.

To register, contact Mike Spink at

Published: Mon, Nov 21, 2011


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