Negotiating and Drafting License Agreements

(1822 Ratings)

Produced on: June 25, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

It is much more cost effective to craft a sound intellectual property license agreement up front, having key terms as well-defined as possible, than it is to fix the problem through arbitration or litigation. In this program, experienced Intellectual Property attorney Randy Friedberg of White & Williams shares his checklist for ensuring that the integral parts of a license agreement are thoroughly covered. Mr. Friedberg discusses the fundamental provisions of the license agreement, while providing real world examples and insights on skillful drafting techniques. He then reviews the standard but important boilerplate sections that should always be included in each agreement.  Mr. Friedberg entertains through his humor and celebrity client war stories, and provides contract and intellectual property practitioners with great insights into understanding licensing agreements.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Comprehend what to do before drafting a license agreement

II.    Identify the fundamental provisions of a licensing agreement

III.   Summarize the use of derivative works, audits and warranties

IV.   Describe boilerplate sections used in a licensing agreement

 

 

Faculty

Randy Friedberg

White and Williams, LLP

Randy Friedberg has 25 years of experience in counseling clients, with particular focus on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. His practice encompasses trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising law, internet law and entertainment law, as well as general corporate and litigation matters.

Randy represents clients in a variety of industries, including consumer goods and services, computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical and biomedical products, media and entertainment. He also represents the energy and financial services sectors for corporate work and litigation before an array of state and federal courts, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Randy’s experience has led to him to become a source for the news media.  He has been quoted in a variety of different publications in the area of IP law.  He is also asked to speak and present at business-related events. Randy has also served as a Judge for the Cardozo Entertainment Moot Court Competition.

Randy is the author of “Navigating Intellectual Property Disputes,” an authoritative, insider's perspective on assisting clients with managing IP assets and litigating disputes.  He was on the editorial subcommittee of The Trademark Reporter, a publication of the International Trademark Association.  

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a famous clothing designer in trademark work, a series of licenses and a “bet the company” arbitration
  • General counsel to one of the largest pet toy companies in the country; engaged in trademark, copyright, and patent registration, licensing and litigation, as well as Proposition 65 litigation and general corporate matters
  • Represented a large private label manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics for trademark, copyright, Internet and general commercial matters
  • Represented numerous licensors and licensees in negotiating and drafting significant license agreements in a wide range of industries, including clothing, music, software and cosmetics 

RECOGNITION & INVOLVEMENT

Randy has been selected for inclusion in ”Super Lawyers” in the New York Metro Region in a survey of his peers by Law & Politics magazine for the years 2007 through 2013.

Reviews

KT
Karen T.

Entertaining. I'd like to see more from this presenter.

AP
ANDREW P.

Very informative and helpful.

CS
Charles S.

I do a small amount of licensing/ both as licensee and licensor- nice to get a fresh update of current issues and best practices-picked up a couple of new bits (e.g., considering the internet when defining Territory). Personal practice Anecdotes are also great.

EH
Edward H.

Great course!

DB
Donald B.

Excellent

BK
Briana K.

I liked how he broke Licensing agreements down part by part.

DM
David M.

good

NO
Neil O.

Excellent presentation. A longer treatment of this material by this presenter would be very interesting. I think he could easily offer 3-4 hours on these topics.

AF
Arlene F.

Very good speaker; good overview of topic

KC
Kathryn C.

Best lawline course I've taken thus far, although it should have been a 2 or 3 hour course for more credits!

AS
Amy S.

Great stories! They brought the CLE to life and made it interesting.

HG
Henry G.

Excellent, informative, practical course.

JK
Jacqueline K.

Great checklist - and great clear explanations with examples.

CB
Catherine B.

Very informative - good basic information for someone who has not done much licensing work in the past.

IM
Irwin M.

Very informative and obvious the speaker wanted to share

RD
Royal D.

Good into course

DD
David D.

Great real life exmples to support the teaching.

SM
Sophia M.

Great presentation

CS
Chad S.

Good presenter and concise presentation.

ST
Sheldon T.

good use of examples

MP
Mark P.

This was one of the better CLEs I have ever attended. I really appreciate the effort and preparation that went into creating it.

RM
Richard M.

Good presenter

RS
Rose Ann S.

Particularly excellent course! Great presentation, covering a lot of info very succinctly.

MR
Mary Alexandra R.

Excellent speaker! Great stories!

CW
Charles W.

Very good overview of licensing.

SO
Steven O.

Excellent presentation

SM
Steven M.

Good presentation

WD
William D.

Good overview

JP
Jeffrey P.

Great

IH
Ingrid H.

very thorough and helpful.

SR
Stephanie R.

Excellent. Great practical and anecdotal information.

KX
Kevin X.

informative and well presented.

PS
Pam S.

Good presentation! He was obviously an expert in this field. I work in this field myself and the written materials/checklists include excellent reminders/things to think about that you could tailor to the specifics of each deal.

EZ
Emily Z.

Very well done. Engaging lecturer, practical knowledge. Organized and thorough "course" overall!

FD
Frank D.

Very good speaker. The stories were very helpful.

NR
Nathan R.

Excellent summary of the topic.

RP
Robert P.

I like this guys stories in this and other presentations

CH
Charlie H.

Excellent.

DN
David N.

A LOT of information, covered well.

KW
Kristin W.

This was a great intro course - the stories, rather than reading from the PDF, made the course much more enjoyable than most others.

RB
Robert B.

Very Useful!

AB
Arthur B.

The materials were very concise and helpful.

JR
Jenik R.

solid, good presentation and good overview with examples, also pointed out the use of whereas clauses, which means that the lecturer has a sophisticated understanding of drafting; he also noted that dangers of the use of best efforts, which again escapes many an attorney. Very good overall.

MP
Meghan P.

Great presentation. Mr. Freidberg is very knowledgeable and weaves in pertinent and interesting scenarios from real life experiences.

AM
Annita M.

Great overview. Agree with presenter that the topic is more than can be covered in an hour, but gave GREAT summary of issues to consider, which is what you need at a minimum. Thanks.

EG
Edward G.

Solid basic course.

SB
Susan B.

Excellent speaker.

JL
Jeremy L.

The presenter used many real-world examples, which was both interesting and more accessible.

DH
Daniel H.

Great.

LS
Lawrence S.

EXCELLENT

JR
jennifer r.

amazing and informative

YA
Yasir A.

Good course.

RM
Richard M.

good program. very good written materials

JH
Jeffrey H.

Nice overview but obviously it could be extended to another hour quite easily so that some additional detail could be discussed.

EC
Eric C.

Would like to hear more from this presenter.

MH
Melissa H.

Very good overview. Would love this same instructor to teach higher level courses on licensing.

MS
Miriam S.

excellent course

BC
Brent C.

Excellent

EC
Elzbieta C.

excellent

SC
Stephen C.

Very knowledgeable Great presentation

EA
Eliot A.

I've been retired for four years and getting back to speed. This was helpful.

RC
Richard C.

Very good presenter. Knows his stuff.

BF
Brian F.

Moves pretty quickly through material, but covers all the basics. good overview

MT
Mark T.

Well done

JM
James M.

Excellent program. Very practical. Lots of good, common sense advise and very little theoretical musings. The war stories were both interesting and helpful. One of the best Lawline programs yet.

HQ
Haseeb Q.

Again, he clearly covers the material in a meaningful and easy-to-understand manner. Great examples and overview of the law.

JR
Jesse R.

Superb presentation.

GD
Gale D.

Very detailed and helpful

MB
Michael B.

Excellent speaker. He speaks with appreciable depth of understanding of the subject matter and with a consciousness for the listener. Well done.

ES
Ed S.

clear (but fast), step by step guide

JM
Justin M.

Excellent presentation.

CA
Christy A.

Excellent and helpful.

RS
Robert S.

This course is helpful for any types of contracts great check lists

MY
Michael Y.

I like this lecturer a lot. He took a dry subject and held me. I do have interest in this topic, but he made it easy to listen and follow

KL
Katherine L.

Great program, I wish it was longer so I can get a more in-depth analysis of provisions.

AW
Ann W.

The material to print out very helpful too and appreciated.

WF
Walter F.

Very informative and useful outline of issues relating to license agreements. Well done by presenter.

RS
Robert A. S.

Well done, helpful outline. Liked examples to illustrate points

JT
Jose T.

Good presentation. Organized and informative.

PB
Phillip B.

Interesting topic, great presentation.

DG
David G.

Excellent presenter.

JN
Jamie N.

The speaker was very knowledgeable; enjoyed the stories

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