James B. Kobak,Jr.,Senior Ethics Counsel,Hughes Hubbard&Reed LLP to Speak at TKG's Speaking Opportunity-IP Licensing and Antitrust Law:Key Issues and Considerations in 2018

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that James B. Kobak, Jr., Senior Ethics Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled: “IP Licensing and Antitrust Law: Key Issues and Considerations in 2018". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 28, 2017 - This event is scheduled for April 5, 2018 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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    About James B. Kobak, Jr.
    A Hughes Hubbard & Reed partner for more than 35 years, James B. Kobak, Jr has had a long and varied career. He served as lead counsel to the trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) liquidations of Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc., and has served in similar roles for other liquidations almost from the inception of the SIPA statute. Jim litigates in many forums at every level, including state and federal courts, from Bankruptcy Court to the Supreme Court of the United States, and is an active arbitrator.. He has lectured and written widely, particularly on antitrust and intellectual property matters, has taught substantive antitrust and intellectual property courses at leading law schools for nearly two decades, and is a former president of the New York County Lawyers' Association.

    Jim served in various roles, including as the firm's general counsel, a member and former chair of its Antitrust practice group, and a member of its Corporate Reorganization, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation departments.

    About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a New York City-based international law firm with a relentless focus on providing quality service to our clients and delivering successful results in the most complex matters. With a powerful combination of scale and agility, we offer clients innovative and effective solutions, while remaining flexible to adapt to their needs and market developments. Known for a collaborative culture, as well as our diversity and pro bono achievements, Hughes Hubbard has a distinguished history dating back more than a century. For more information, visit hugheshubbard.com.

    Event Synopsis:
    One of the most effective ways for innovators to be rewarded is through Intellectual Property (IP) licensing. However, IP and antitrust laws limit the licensing practices by ensuring that IP owners do not gain unlawful advantage over their competitors or consumers. Moreover, the interaction between antitrust laws and IP has often created pitfalls for companies involved in IP licensing. Antitrust laws can negate certain clauses or even an entire licensing agreement, and undertakings will always have the risk of being fined for any antitrust violation.

    It is, therefore, critical that relevant antitrust laws are taken into consideration when negotiating and drafting IP licensing agreements.

    Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will offer an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the intersection of IP Licensing and Antitrust Law. This LIVE Webcast aims to help you avoid common pitfalls and risk issues that may arise during IP licensing negotiations.

    Key topics include:
    -IP Licensing and the U.S. Antitrust Law – Overview
    -IP Antitrust Licensing Guidelines
    -Common Risks and Pitfalls
    -Notable Cases
    -Best IP Licensing Practices
    -Trends, Developments and Updates in 2018

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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