From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
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Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
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Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Business Transactions
Intellectual Property (IP) assets play an increasingly significant role in the value of corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, licenses, and distribution agreements. In this webinar presented by ACC Chicago, Partner Luke DeMarte and Senior Associate Louise Arnott will discuss key considerations when conducting IP due diligence, the essential elements of IP due diligence, with an emphasis on trademark and copyright diligence, and common pitfalls.
Attendance is complimentary but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.
1 General MCLE Hour for this program. Participants seeking MCLE credit must participate for the entire program, provide their IL Bar number during registration and attend via the platform versus by phone dial-in.
Luke focuses his practice on trademark and copyright law. Known for his close relationships with clients and the practical advice he offers on a wide range of complex matters, he assists in the acquisition, enforcement, use, and management of IP assets in the U.S. and worldwide.
Louise handles U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, due diligence, and enforcement, including opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has particular expertise with respect to trade dress protection and enforcement.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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