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Monetization of IP

July 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Williman Room, Benson Center

12:30 pm: Check in
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Program

Register by email at htli@scu.edu

Have cost pressures put the squeeze on your patent filings, making it hard to maintain a full-strength global patent portfolio? With a dwindling patent portfolio and reduced budgets, IP lawyers may be struggling to identify and generate a license income, or even maintain current royalty levels. On top of that, tax offices are increasingly looking to impose penalties or double-tax global royalty streams.

This free, CLE credited event will offer practical tips on how to maximize global IP royalty income, minimize tax burdens and reduce the traffic in grey goods that are eating at profit margins.

Piers Blewett Piers Blewett is a patent attorney and principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. He is a former Chief Patent Counsel (International), Vice President and associate General Counsel at Kimberly Clark Corporation. His practice includes strategic IP counseling, patent prosecution (US and foreign), patent validity, infringement and clearance analysis and opinions, global patent litigation, and IP due diligence work.


Kent Richardson Kent Richardson, Partner, the ROL Group, counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters including patent buying, selling, licensing, valuation, prosecution and operations. Kent has licensing and marketing patent portfolio experiences resulting in more than $600M of patent license bookings. Kent has served as an expert witness on patent monetization and licensing practices in cases in England and the United States.

Prior to founding the ROL Group, Kent was the General Manager of ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. Kent has worked in various senior management roles with such growth businesses as Sezmi, Constellation Capital, Rambus, Numerical Technologies. Kent was also an attorney in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Kent is a member of the California Bar and a United States Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney. He holds five US patents. He holds a JD and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.

This event will qualify for 1.5 hours of CLE. Santa Clara Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


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Co-Sponsors:  High Tech Law Institute, Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner AND Richardson Oliver Law Group

Richardson Oliver Law Group High Tech Law Institute Schwegman


July 29, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Williman Room – Benson Center
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    Monetization of IP

  • July 29, 2016
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Williman Room – Benson Center