Allocating Patent Ownership in Joint Development Agreements: Inventorship, Subject Matter, Joint Ownership
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE will guide patent counsel on allocation of patent ownership in joint development agreements (JDAs). The panel will discuss key considerations, including the challenges of joint ownership and strategies to mitigate risk. The panel will discuss the pros and cons of ownership based on inventorship and subject matter, as well as using a combination approach. The panel will offer best practices for allocating patent ownership in different situations.
- Patent ownership allocation
- Ownership based on inventorship
- Ownership based on the subject matter
- Joint ownership
- Contract considerations
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- What are the key considerations when determining how to allocate patent ownership in JDAs?
- What are the pros and cons of basing ownership on inventorship? On subject matter?
- What best practices should counsel employ when allocating ownership?
Dr. Gloria Fuentes
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Innovation Law Group
Dr. Fuentes serves as lead intellectual property counsel to the business development group. She has significant... | Read More
Dr. Fuentes serves as lead intellectual property counsel to the business development group. She has significant experience in all aspect of patent practice, including prosecution, counseling & litigation, and biopharmaceutical licensing and acquisitions.Close
Anne Elise Herold Li
Crowell & Moring
Ms. Li focuses her practice on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, counseling, patent procurement,... | Read More
Ms. Li focuses her practice on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, counseling, patent procurement, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence. She litigates in both federal and state court, has been lead counsel in IPR proceedings, and has also successfully represented clients at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Her practice covers an array of technologies, with a special emphasis on biotechnology, Hatch-Waxman, medical device, and hand-held electronics industries. Her experience includes patent litigation, trade secret misappropriation, trademark enforcement, false advertising, and unfair competition cases.Close