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Christopher A. Williams, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to Speak at KCs Patent Acquisitions When Are They HSR Reportable? Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 03, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher A. Williams, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Patent Acquisitions – When Are They HSR Reportable?” This event is scheduled for April 9, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Chris Williams

Chris Williams is an associate in the Washington, DC, office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the firm's antitrust and national security practices. His antitrust experience includes merger notification and clearance, civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, and business counseling. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including information technology, electronics and computer hardware, semiconductors, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and energy and utilities.

Chris' national security experience includes counseling clients on matters affecting foreign investment, export controls, and economic sanctions laws. He has represented various companies in obtaining clearance before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as in obtaining export approvals and classifications, particularly in the area of encryption, from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was an associate in the Washington, DC, office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where he practiced antitrust, international trade, export controls and economic sanctions, and foreign investment law. During law school, he studied comparative law and Latin American competition, trade, and foreign investment law in Chile and Argentina. He was also a fellow in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program, through which he co-taught a course on constitutional law and juvenile justice at a public high school in the District of Columbia.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. For more than 50 years, the firm has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. WSGR is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin; Beijing; Brussels; Georgetown, DE; Hong Kong; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit

Event Synopsis:

The Knowledge Group has developed a panel of key thought Leaders and practitioners to help companies understand the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) rules for patent acquisitions, including the new rules of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for exclusive pharmaceutical patent licenses. The program will cover the most significant topics involved along with a Q&A panel to whom the attendees' questions will be addressed.

Key Topics includes:
• The HSR Act: An Overview
• The "Size of Transaction" Test
• The "Size of Parties" Test
• Patents as "Assets" Whose Acquisition May Be Reportable
• Patent Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry: What Is New and What Is Not under the Amended Rules?
• Impact and Key Risks
• Compliance Issues
• Up-to-Minute Regulatory Updates

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:
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