An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Product Clearance: Best Practices in Freedoms-to-Operate, Landscaping and Opinions of Counsel (Live MBHB Webinar)

Tues., Oct. 13, 2020 | 10:00-11:15 a.m. CT | Live MBHB Webinar via WebEx

In an increasingly sophisticated and global market, what steps do you need to take to protect your company from assertions by competitors and NPE’s? What goals and expectations should you have for your outside counsel in conducting a clearance and drafting opinions of counsel?  When is enough really enough? MBHB partners Grantland Drutchas and Jason Kray explore these topics, including:

  • What steps you should take to explore the IP landscape when developing or on-boarding new products.
  • How to get the most from your freedom-to-operate opinions.
  • How to ensure that a search addresses the full scope of potential IP in all relevant countries.
  • What you need to do to make sure that your outside counsel’s opinion will pass muster in litigation.
  • What you can do to evaluate NPE challenges, both in the U.S. and in the growing international NPE market.
  • How to evaluate risks of competitors re-crafting IP to cover your products.
  • What you should do to assess clearance risks for products from suppliers.


Presenter(s): MBHB attorney(s) Grantland Drutchas and Jason Kray

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.

NOTE: MCLE credit is not available for this archived recording.

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