A long-standing business client comes into your office with a new, innovative plan for her business, asking for your advice. As you discuss her plan, it becomes apparent that she will need intellectual property (IP) protection.
What questions should you ask your client?
What information do you need from outside sources?
Are different clauses necessary for a copyright agreement than those required for a trademark agreement?
When should you seek help from an IP professional?
Illinois attorneys with experience in intellectual property practice present the differences in drafting the 4 most-used types of license agreements: patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets. Plus, gain insights into how to dodge pitfalls in drafting and avoid litigation.
Moderator: R. Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody LLP, Chicago
William H. Frankel, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Chicago
Robert M. Gerstein, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, Chicago
Douglas N. Masters, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Chicago