Karen Durell, D.C.L. (Ph.D.), Principal, Miller Thomson LLP, to Speak at TKG’s Effective Negotiation of IP Provisions in Mergers and Acquisitions

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Karen Durell, D.C.L. (Ph.D.), Principal, Miller Thomson LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Effective Negotiation of IP Provisions in M&A Transactions: Avoiding Unresolved Issues LIVE Webcast". End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) December 27, 2017 - This event is scheduled for January 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET).

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    About Karen Durell, D.C.L. (Ph.D.)
    Karen Durell is a partner of Miller Thomson LLP. She has practised intellectual property (IP) law for many years as an IP lawyer, Canadian patent agent, and U.S. and Canadian trademark agent. She assists organizations ranging from emerging businesses through to established corporations with respect to obtaining and managing their IP rights, and related strategies. Dr. Durell further works with organizations to identify and resolve IP issues that emerge in corporate transactions. Awarded her doctorate from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Karen is widely published, and has delivered presentations and seminars on IP, ethics, and intellectual-asset management to a variety of and forums.

    About Miller Thomson LLP
    With close to 550 lawyers in 12 offices across Canada, Miller Thomson has the widest geographic coverage of any law firm in the country. Its clients include governments and government agencies, municipalities, universities, hospitals, commercialization organizations, corporations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm also works regularly with in-house counsel and external counsel worldwide to facilitate local, inter-provincial, cross-border and multinational transactions, as well as other business and litigation needs. Miller Thomson has one of the largest dedicated Intellectual Property (IP) practices in Canada. Its IP lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents have extensive experience assisting businesses of all sizes with all aspects of IP, including brand and portfolio management, trademark clearance and prosecution, patent drafting and prosecution, technology commercialization, IP litigation, marketing and advertising law, copyright and advice with respect to corporate IP strategies.

    Event Synopsis:
    M&A transactions often require legal and financial disclosures to ensure security and avoid liabilities that may arise during the purchase. One of the most important considerations a buyer should take into account when it comes to such transactions is intellectual property (IP). Because the company being purchased already holds existing IP rights prior to its transfer, the purchaser's duty is to meticulously negotiate and investigate IP protection to avoid loopholes. Strategically, a purchaser must investigate any issue in every aspect of the ownership transfer for the transaction to be carried out successfully and free of legal liability.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help buyers understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of IP provisions in M&A transactions and will offer best practices to successfully negotiate such rights.

    Key topics include:
    -IP & M&A Transactions – When One Meets the Other
    -IP Provision and Considerations
    -Significant M&A Transactions in 2017
    -Where Problems Arise
    -Tips and Strategies to Successfully Negotiate IP

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress 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 to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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