What are the world's top 10 intellectual property hotspots (based on the most scientific publishing and inventive activity), and how many are in the United States? According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, four are in the US (San Diego, New York, Boston-Cambridge, and San Jose-San Francisco) but none make the top 3! Click on the post title to be directed to the WIPO list.
The end of the year is coming - are you ready? As the end of the year approaches, companies should assess whether they have any existing contracts that are coming up for renewal. In the rush to get new deals done by December 31st, it is easy to overlook a review of current agreements.
Contracts typically have 30-day (or longer) notice provisions to terminate in advance of renewal dates, so it is important to review them to determine whether you have (1) contracts that will automatically renew that you no longer need, or (2) expiring fixed term contracts that you need to extend. NOW is the time to make this assessment, and to either issue timely termination notices, or amendments to extend contracts which are expiring.
As you do this assessment, if you don’t already have a contract management database, you may want to consider setting up at least a simple spreadsheet or other tracking method to note future renewal dates and termination notice provisions, especially for any agreements that may not be on a calendar year basis that you discover during your year end review.
Due to incredible demand and high ratings, Strafford Publications asked Sharon Tasman Prysant to present another live session of "Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances" on December 13, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
HTLF is pleased to announce that Sharon Tasman Prysant was once again the Co-Chair and Panelist at the recent MAGI East 2017 Clinical Trials Conference in Philadelphia, in May 2017 for the full day Workshop "Dissecting a Clinical Trial Agreement."
HTLF is pleased to announce that Sharon Tasman Prysant was a Co-Chair and Panelist at the MAGI East 2016 Clinical Trials Conference in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2016 for the full day Workshop "Dissecting a Clinical Trial Agreement."