2008 Licensing Executives Society Annual International Conference

May 5, 2008

Firm Partners Pamela Cox and Donald Rupert will be speaking at, and MGB is sponsoring the LES 2008 Annual Meeting & LES US/Canada Spring Meeting.

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008 - WORKSHOP 2, 3:45 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Legal Issues Affecting Deals in the Life Sciences
Pamela Cox will be joined by distinguished panelists from China, New Zealand and Germany to discuss laws and regulations affecting deals in the life sciences. Each speaker will share their experiences from their country’s perspective and provide suggested solutions on how to address issues typically encountered in these deals.

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2008 - WORKSHOP 4, 3:45 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Intellectual Property and Licensing Disputes
Donald Rupert will be joined by a general patent counsel and a VP of the American Arbitration Association to discuss alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as an alternative to IP litigation. In many situations, ADR can provide a private, prompt and cost effective procedure that is heard by a person or panel having relevant experience in the IP asset being considered. This workshop will include a discussion of how to draft an effective ADR clause (i.e., licensing agreements) as well as best practices when arbitrating an IP dispute.

The annual meeting will be held May 4-7, 2008 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. For more information visit the meeting homepage.

Using ADR to Resolve IP and Licensing Disputes