David Westgor

General Counsel, MicroVision

David Westgor is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of MicroVision, a pioneer in laser beam scanning technology, located in Redmond, Washington. Microvision holds over 500 patents and is a leader in the field of high resolution, miniature laser beam scanning systems that include micro-electrical mechanical systems, laser diodes, opto-mechanics, and electronics to create a scanning engine that can display, interact and sense, depending on the needs of the application. In addition to general corporate matters, David regularly negotiates agreements for the manufacture and sale of products, licensing of company technology and development of new technology. Before joining MicroVision, David was Senior Counsel at Medtronic Physio-Control, where he had primary responsibility for the legal affairs of its medical and informatics business units. David graduated from Loyola Law School and practiced in the Los Angeles office of Pillsbury Winthrop. He moved to the Seattle area to become Associate General Counsel at Advanced Radio Telecom, a broadband telecommunications company. Originally from the Midwest, David holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.F.A. degree from the Art Institute of Chicago.

H5: Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) Are Only as Strong as the Weakest Link

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Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) are valuable tools for any organization to strengthen its IP rights, but JDAs are commonly drafted with “weak links” that can completely undermine their value. Experienced panelists will identify these “weak links” and provide practical solutions for eliminating them. Participants will learn how to structure JDAs to maximize value and strengthen […]