IP Agreements: Structuring Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions to Allocate Infringement Risk
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to IP owners, licensees, and licensors to protect their interests by allocating infringement risks during negotiations by use of indemnification and limitation of liability provisions in the agreement. The panel will offer best practices for negotiating and structuring these provisions to effectively allocate risk between the parties.
- Agreements in which indemnification and limitation of liability provisions are likely to appear
- Common structures for indemnification provisions, including common exclusions from liability
- Common structures for limitation of liability provisions
- Best practices for negotiating and structuring these provisions to allocate risk
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What IP-specific issues should be considered when structuring indemnification and limitation of liability provisions in IP agreements?
- What are the most commonly disputed issues when negotiating indemnification and what are some effective strategies for resolving them?
- What approaches should counsel use to protect a client's interests when negotiating an indemnification provision?
D. Brian Kacedon
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Mr. Kacedon is a recognized authority in IP transactions having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across... | Read More
Mr. Kacedon is a recognized authority in IP transactions having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across all technologies. He is designated as a Certified Licensing Professional. He has also successfully litigated multiple lawsuits and arbitrations based on his extensive transactional experience. Mr. Kacedon’s practice focuses on patent and technology licensing and litigation. In his transactional practice, he assists clients in conducting market assessments for their patents, conducts licensing negotiations, drafts licensing agreements, and participates in related litigations. His experience includes setting up and directing international patent licensing and enforcement programs, including one that resulted in more than 500 license agreements. Mr. Kacedon is a frequent presenter at legal and industry workshops and conferences and has served as adjunct professor teaching licensing at the George Washington University Law School.Close
Kenneth A. Sprang
Washington International Business Counsel
Mr. Sprang counsels and represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of corporate, business and... | Read More
Mr. Sprang counsels and represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of corporate, business and transactional matters. Over the course of his 30 plus year career, he has practiced with both large and small firms, as well as serving as in house counsel for Fortune 500 companies and as general counsel to smaller companies. Mr. Sprang counsels clients in corporate governance and negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts, real estate documents, and other instruments.Close