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Jeffrey J. Oelke of White & Case LLP at KC’s Understanding the Recent Bankruptcy Court Decision Regarding Intellectual Property Rights of Licensees from Foreign Owners


New York, NY, March 25, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeffrey J. Oelke, Partner, White & Case LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding the Recent Bankruptcy Court Decision Threatens Intellectual Property Rights of Licensees from Foreign Owners live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on September 20, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2011_bankruptcycourtdecision.htm)

Event Synopsis:

The recent financial crisis with its many associated bankruptcy filings has a significant impact on intellectual property ("IP") litigation and licensing activities. Cases such as the Qimonda Bankruptcy Case and the Third Circuit’s Exide decision have highlighted issues arising from insolvency proceedings involving patents and patent licenses. The big question is, who owns the intellectual property post bankruptcy? The investors? Creditors? Both? This topic and the issues surrounding it will be explored during the webcast.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of speaker experts and regulators who will share their thoughts in a two-hour webcast. The audience will have a chance for a live interaction with the panel in a question and answer segment.

This event will explore the following topics:

- The Bankruptcy Code: General Principles
- Chapter 11 and Chapter 15
- Bankruptcy Code Section 365(n) Up Close
- The IP License Agreement
- IP Asset Sales and Rights
- Recent Regulatory Updates
- Live interactive Q&A session

About Jeffrey J. Oelke

Mr. Oelke represents some of the world’s preeminent life sciences companies in patent litigation. He also counsels clients on patent and other intellectual property issues in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech and mechanical fields.

Mr. Oelke represents clients in all phases of patent litigation, including appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and he has extensive experience in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. He is a registered patent attorney and has experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filing and prosecuting patent applications. He has also conducted due diligence on the patent portfolios of companies.

Mr. Oelke has been recognized as a leading individual in Patent Litigation (Life Sciences/Chemical) in the Legal 500 Vol. II (Intellectual Property, Media, Technology and Telecoms) and in Vol. III (Litigation) (2007). He has also been recognized as a “Future Star” in New York by the Benchmark Litigation Guide (2009 and 2010).

In addition to lecturing frequently on various patent law issues, Mr. Oelke has been cited in Chief Executive Magazine concerning changes to the U.S. patent system. “Surviving the Patent Shakeup,” by Eric Sherman, Chief Executive, July/Aug 2008.

About White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in 37 offices in 25 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

For more information about Jeffrey J. Oelke, and White & Case LLP, please visit: www.whitecase.com

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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