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June 03, 2015
IP Insights for a New Era of Innovation

Hotel Baronette Renaissance | Hosted By: OESA

7:30 am - 11:30 am



In today’s automotive market, innovation and leading technology are key to a supplier’s success. Innovations and intellectual property must be protected and integrated into a company’s business strategy. Join OESA and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP on June 3, 2015, for “IP Insights for a New Era of Innovation: Five Strategies to Keep Pace with Emerging Technology and Ahead of Competitors” at the Hotel Baronette Renaissance, Novi, Mich.

This event offers legal and Intellectual property strategies to keep pace with the rapidly-changing industry and a step ahead of competitors. Warner Norcross & Judd attorneys Greg DeGrazia, Matt Mowers, Randall Peck, Nate Steed and Linda Paullin-Hebden will address:
 
  1. Will the Infringement Phone Wars Be Coming to Detroit?
    Statistics of tech litigation and what to do to be pre-emptive
  2. Who’s in the Driver’s Seat for Advanced Vehicle Technology IP?
    Patent portfolios of various OEMs, tech companies and suppliers, and emerging best practicesJoint Development
  3. Agreements for Fast Moving Technologies
    Establish ownership rights of your technology when jointly developing with suppliers, customers or competitors
  4. Untangling the Web of Software Licensing
    Operating systems of autonomous vehicles and software licensing strategies for the 21st century
  5. M&A Due Diligence
    Including IP in acquisition or turn over to an OEM through purchase agreements

For registration assistance, contact Felece Hickman at 248.430.5957 or fhickman@oesa.org. For program content, contact Margaret Baxter at 248.430.5966 or mbaxter@oesa.org.

Registration Fees:
     OESA members on or before May 20, 2015: $175
     OESA member after May 20, 2015: $205
     Non-OESA members on or before May 20, 2015: $225
     Non-OESA members after May 20, 2015: $255

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after May 27, 2015.  Substitutions are always welcome. Pay at the door registrants are held to the same cancellation policy as prepaid registrants and will be invoiced if cancellation is not received by May 27, 2015.  Register online at http://www.oesa.org or fax the completed registration form to 248.952.6404.
 
Agenda
7:30 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
Margaret Baxter, Senior Vice President, Operations and International Affairs, OESA

Introduction
Tom Manganello, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd
  Will the Infringement Phone Wars Be Coming to Detroit?
Greg DeGrazia, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd
Aggressive patent litigation has never been a characteristic of the auto industry until now. Tech companies sue first and ask questions later. Apple, Google and Microsoft now have a significant number of automotive patents. Statistics of tech litigation and what to do to be pre-emptive.
  Who’s in the Driver’s Seat for Advanced Vehicle Technology IP?
Matt Mowers, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd
Mowers will discuss the patent portfolios of various OEMs, tech companies and suppliers, and share emerging best practices.
  Joint Development Agreements for Fast Moving Technologies
Randall Peck, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd
Controlling technological innovations is imperative. Establish ownership rights in your technology when jointly developing technology with suppliers, customers or competitors.
  Untangling the Web of Software Licensing
Nate Steed, Attorney, Warner Norcross & Judd
Steed will address who will control the operating systems of autonomous vehicles (Google? Apple? Microsoft?) and software licensing strategies for the 21st century.
  M&A Due Diligence
Linda Paullin-Hebden, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd
Does your acquisition include IP or have the rights been turned over to an OEM through purchase agreements?
11:30 am Concluding Remarks
Margaret Baxter, Senior Vice President, Operations and International Affairs, OESA

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