Patent Ownership Rights: Structuring Assignment and Employment Contracts
Key Provisions, Implications for Litigation, Recent Court Treatment
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on securing patent ownership to inventions created by employees or independent contractors. The panel will discuss essential provisions and strategies when structuring employee-assignment and contractor agreements. The presenters will discuss the implications for litigation when assignment is not explicit and other pitfalls in structuring these agreements.
- Employment contracts with patent inventors or contractors
- Key provisions
- Strategies when structuring assignment agreements
- Potential pitfalls when structuring assignments
- Implications for litigation and recent court treatment
- Best practices for ensuring ownership of employee-created inventions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What key provisions should counsel include in employee assignment agreements?
- What hurdles must counsel watch for to establish ownership of employee or contractor-created inventions?
- What strategies should counsel employ to ensure ownership of employee or contractor-created inventions?
Senior Counsel, Hospital Therapies Department
Ms. Ahmed-Fakhry is Senior Counsel at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a global business that develops, manufactures,... | Read More
Ms. Ahmed-Fakhry is Senior Counsel at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a global business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. Eman is a generalist, supporting a number of products within the Mallinckrodt portfolio, providing counsel to the company’s marketing, regulatory and medical teams on advertising and promotional regulations, fraud and abuse laws, employment-related matters, commercial operations, and contract issues in the day-to-day operations. Eman is also an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers.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
Mr. Schaffer applies more than 30 years of experience to IP counseling and litigation. His work includes patent... | Read More
Mr. Schaffer applies more than 30 years of experience to IP counseling and litigation. His work includes patent procurement, strategic planning and transactional advice, due diligence investigations, district court patent cases, and Federal Circuit appeals. Mr. Schaffer regularly handles complex and high-profile domestic and international patent portfolios, IP agreements and licensing, IP evaluations for collaborations and M&As. His clients include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, computer software companies, new media firms, major U.S. and foreign corporations, start-ups and high-technology ventures.Close