Licensing, patents and negotiation techniques in free lecture at Fairfield University


Do you know how to prove what your product is worth? Find out during a free lecture at Fairfield University from an intellectual property expert.

FAIRFIELD (July 24, 2015) — On Tuesday, July 28, learn how to defend the value of your intellectual property and to convince buyers and investors just what your invention is worth.

Charlie O’Brien, chair of Cantor Colburn’s intellectual property (IP) Transactional Group, will be the guest speaker at the next Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT) event, a his free talk, “How to Value Your Innovation” at Fairfield University at 7 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room.

Whether licensing your innovation, selling a patent, or raising money to bring a product to market, O’Brien will give tips on how to become a strong negotiator. He’ll teach you how to determine the actual dollar value of what you bring to the deal, and to document its worth in a convincing manner.

O'Brien is the Chair of Cantor Colburn’s intellectual property (IP) Transactional Group. He concentrates his transactional practice on the exploitation, transfer and licensing of technology, and IP rights through various IP related transactions. O’Brien has extensive experience in all aspects of complex IP licensing, including the preparation and negotiation of patent license agreements, software license agreements, joint development agreements, trademark license agreements, material transfer agreements, joint marketing and promotion agreements.

He is a member of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department and has extensive experience in litigating IP related actions, including patent infringement actions and contractual disputes regarding IP rights. These skills provide him with useful and sometimes critical insight for his clients into both the foreseeable — and more importantly — unforeseeable issues and conflicts that can arise in IP transactional matters.

This presentation is made possible by support from IACT, The Inventors Association of Connecticut, The Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering at Fairfield University.

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Posted on July 28, 2015

Vol. 47, No. 270

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