McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP a Proud Sponsor of 2017 IP Counsel Cafe Fall Meeting

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2017 IP Counsel Cafe Fall Meeting entitled, “The Power of Today’s IP Counsel to Drive Change and Lead.” It is set for November 9, 2017 in New York City.

Back by popular demand, IP Counsel Café brings leading IP Counsel together for one night in New York City. Join us November 9th for cocktails, dinner, and panel discussions. Wine, dine, and earn CLE while shaping industry dialogue. We will address current challenges and share insights on best practices, lessons learned, and how we can move forward together as a stronger IP Counsel community.

MBHB partner Bradley Hulbert is the featured moderator for a panel presentation taking place from 7:45-8:30 p.m. as detailed below:

How to Manage Your IP Portfolio So You Can Easily Identify and Use Your Assets: Simplify M&As, Monetization, and Licensing

Companies have an increasing amount of IP assets and limited resources for IP management. How do you cost-effectively manage and monetize your IP portfolio without compromising the quality of your work? Join us for a strategic discussion on the challenges facing IP departments and different approaches for managing/pruning/monetizing your assets.

  • How do you get a handle on what you own, how they all fit together, their relative value, and the industry interest for particular assets?
  • How do you objectively assess each asset and determine whether to maintain it, invest in it, or allow it to expire?
  • How do you make sure the value of your asset is consistent with the value of the corresponding investment?
  • How do you rank your assets in a way that makes sense to your innovators and business teams?
  • Should you form a patent review committee?
  • How to manage your IP in an M&A? How to decide which assets to keep, what’s available for a license? How to transfer existing licenses?


  • Karen Sinclair, Director of IP, Harvard University
  • Mark Costello, General Patent Counsel, Xerox
  • Vladimir Elgort, Vice President, IP Counsel, Sony Corporation of America

  • Jonathan Foot, Assistant General Counsel, The Mathworks


About IP Counsel Cafe

IP Counsel Café is committed to keeping you at the forefront of IP law. To that end, we conduct extensive research and work closely with the legal community to gather market intelligence and design informational tools that meet your professional and business development needs. Unique and forward-thinking, we address industry challenges in a new light. Things move fast in the world of IP law. 

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