Jeffrey Safran, Ph.D., Special Counsel, McCarter & English, LLP and Melissa DeFrances, Intellectual Property Attorney, Bristol Myers Squibb speak on “Finding Certainty in Intellectual Property Agreements in Uncertain Times” during the Association of Corporate Counsel’s VIRTUAL Intellectual Property (IP) CLE Institute at 9:30 a.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many unforeseen effects throughout the legal world. In the intellectual property space, we will explore the ramifications of these effects on IP agreements, particularly license agreements. We will also examine management of such effects in current agreements and considerations to be taken when drafting future agreements. Finally, we will address IP issues in the USPTO and foreign IP offices that may arise in connection with current and future IP agreements.