Intellectual Property Traps in Contracts


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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 23, 2021

Intellectual property (IP) traps can occur in contracts even when a contract does not specifically deal with the technology sector or the exchange of IP. For example, most employment agreements at least make mention of IP and may commit the employer as well as the employee to take certain actions, such as not disclosing confidential information. There are many ways that IP can arise in contracts, and this presentation addresses several of those ways that IP comes up in contracts and can be a trap for the unwary. Being able to spot and avoid these potential IP traps may ensure success in navigating IP, which can often be foreign to those preparing, negotiating, and/or evaluating contracts.

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Attorney Kirby DrakeKirby Drake
Since 2002, Kirby has focused her efforts on helping clients successfully navigate their intellectual property (IP) challenges. Kirby enjoys being an advisor to clients when they need assistance in identifying, protecting, and leveraging their IP. Kirby is a registered patent attorney. The patent system can be complicated, and she help clients be more comfortable and understand what inventions they can protect and how best to protect them. These inventions can be wide-reaching, and Kirby endeavors to make the patent process accessible to all, whether a start-up or a Fortune 500 company. Not only does Kirby work with clients to tackle their IP issues as part of her law practice, she is committed to IP education and advocacy through work with the State Bar of Texas and the American Chemical Society. As part of the State Bar of Texas, Kirby served as Chair of the IP Section for the 2018-2019 bar year. As Chair of the American Chemical Society Committee on Patents and Related Matters, Kirby worked to educate and inform members and the public about patents and other IP issues and identify opportunities to advocate on the importance of IP.

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Course Agenda

  1. Common definitions related to IP in contracts
  2. Licenses and assignments
  3. Representations and warranties
  4. Indemnification
  5. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Provisions
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