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J. Derek Mason, Partner, Certified Licensing Professional, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 09, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that J. Derek Mason, Partner, Certified Licensing Professional, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP will speak at a webcast entitled: “Patent Portfolio Monetization: Key Consideration for Companies in 2018 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This webcast is scheduled on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET).

Event Summary:

Companies worldwide consider Intellectual Property (IP) as one of their most valuable asset classes because of the substantial financial and strategic value that can be generated from IP monetization transactions and structures. However, determining the value of a patent portfolio has been a constant challenge for patent owners due to the increasing complexities in the IP environment.

With the considerable amount of both opportunity and uncertainty in the backdrop, businesses need to put a robust patent portfolio management strategy in place to be able to maximize profits and mitigate future risks or losses.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help companies and patent owners understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of critical issues surrounding Patent Portfolio Monetization. Speakers will also offer best practices in improving patent quality and in developing and implementing effective portfolio monetization programs.

Key topics include:

· Current Patent Portfolio Monetization Trends
· Risks and Pitfalls
· Business, Legal and Other Considerations
· Best Patent Valuation Practices
· Impact of Recent Regulatory Developments

About Derek Mason

J. Derek Mason, Ph.D., CLP, a chemical industry IP attorney and Certified Licensing Professional, is a partner in the Chemical Patent Prosecution practice group, and co-chair of the IP Transactions practice group. Dr. Mason focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, intellectual property issues arising in various types of corporate transactions, client counseling and opinions on various intellectual property issues.

A former chemist with a doctorate in organic chemistry, Dr. Mason works with both companies and other law firms, advising on a broad range of intellectual property concerns. He conducts due diligence investigations and risk assessment with respect to intellectual property ownership in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he helps both foreign and domestic companies to establish and develop patent portfolios, avoid infringement when launching new products, and formulate and implement procedures to protect their innovations and enhance their use and value. He also counsels on creative design-around strategies, and the interplay of utility and design patents, trade-secret protection, and litigation avoidance.

About Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP
Oblon is headquartered within steps of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and has an affiliate office in Tokyo, Japan. Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on all aspects of intellectual property law, including a patent prosecution practice that has obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm in the world for over 27 consecutive years.

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.
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