John Paul, CLP

John Paul, CLP

Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

John Paul has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property licensing, litigation, and prosecution. He currently focuses on strategic planning, complex transactions, due diligence investigations, and licensing and enforcement of IP portfolios to generate revenue. He leads the firm’s IP management and transaction section.

Mr. Paul has analyzed many patent portfolios for a wide range of companies and industries, including multimedia electronics, aerospace, medical devices, and consumer products. He has developed strategies and created systems to help companies understand and effectively communicate the legal and commercial significance of IP portfolios, develop more robust portfolios aligned with their business objectives, and generate revenue by monetizing those portfolios. He has set up and directed licensing and enforcement programs that generated significant royalty revenue for leading technology companies; set up and conducted multiple-round private auctions to sell patent portfolios; led negotiations related to IP issues in business divestitures and other complex transactions; conducted IP due diligence and negotiations for strategic acquisitions of patent portfolios; and negotiated and drafted a wide range of agreements relating to the development and use of intellectual property.

Mr. Paul serves as a board member and vice president of the Licensing Executives Society International and has served as counsel to the board, trustee, and vice president of the Licensing Executives Society U.S.A. and Canada. He frequently lectures on patent law, licensing, and IP management, and writes weekly articles for LES Insights on recent U.S. cases affecting licensing and other transactions.

Best Practices in IP Licensing – Day 2

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During this two-day interactive program, you’ll hear firsthand tales from the trenches as industry experts shed light on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and […]

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Best Practices in IP Licensing – Day 1

America's Cup A/B

During this two-day interactive program, you’ll hear firsthand tales from the trenches as industry experts shed light on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and […]

Education
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