Using Licenses to Settle Intellectual Property Lawsuits

February 28, 2024
Dechert LLP | 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104

Hosted by Dechert in Partnership with LES

If your company or organization ever faces patent litigation, this panel discussion is for you. Most patent suits are settled before they ever get to trial, often by licensing the patents. But in the adversarial arena of litigation, the parties tend to be especially wary of each other and will want to be particularly careful of what they agree to. This panel will address the settlement process, license negotiations in the context of litigation, and issues of heightened importance to litigants seeking to resolve their dispute through a license.

Please join us in Philadelphia for this can't-miss reception and panel discussion on February 28.

Panelists include Evan Diamond (Mintz), Michael Fisher (Dechert LLP), Bob Held (Past President & Chair of LES) and Harrie Samaras (ADR Neutral).

Open bar with beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres.


  • How to define the licensed patents and the licensed products in an atmosphere of adversity and distrust
  • How information exchanged in litigation discovery can influence royalty rates
  • Publicizing the settlement while avoiding disparagement of either party
  • Post-settlement enforcement of the license, including audit rights
  • The importance of dispute resolution provisions
  • Cross-border tax implications of post-settlement payment

Dechert LLP
Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Registration and Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion

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