Womble Bond Dickinson Houston Office Managing Partner Jeff Whittle will take part in a panel discussion on “Building a Global IP Portfolio” at a Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. event. The free, virtual event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Licensing professionals consistently evaluate an organization’s existing and potential intellectual capital, constructively build an organization's intellectual property portfolio, and select assets to protect and the means of protection. An important part of this protection strategy is to select appropriate domestic and international protection, among other aspects of implementation of an intellectual capital protection strategy. Throughout this process, it is important to manage the intellectual capital portfolio for value and in a manner directed toward the organization’s strategic goals.
This panel will discuss important aspects of making decisions regarding intellectual capital with respect to domestic and international (global) protection with a particular focus on the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, and European Patent Offices, among other country/regional patent offices. It will discuss the considerations for filing in these countries/regions, some key differences in the jurisdictions, and how to manage the intellectual capital portfolio for value and why this is important strategically to an organization.
Joining Whittle in the panel discussion will be:
- Natalie Raffoul, Brion Raffoul LLP, Managing Partner; Co-Founder at Fortress IAM;
- Tatiana Campello, Demarest Advogados, Senior Partner; LESI, Corporate Secretary; and
- Ken Nagasawa, Canon Inc., Advisor; LES Japan, President; JIPA, Vice Chair.