Moderator: Adam Petravicius

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Adam Petravicius is an experienced technology and IP transactions attorney with substantial experience in leading technology-driven deals. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from emerging companies to the largest public companies, in a wide range of industries, including software/IT, life sciences, electronics, consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, defense and automotive. He routinely advises executives and business owners on strategy and legal issues, providing business-oriented advice and practical solutions to mitigate risk and maximize value. Adam works with clients on strategic commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, licenses, development agreements, commercialization and other collaboration agreements, technology acquisitions and sales, outsourcing, consulting and services agreements, and other complex commercial agreements. He also works closely with Kirkland’s Corporate/M&A practice in connection with the technology and IP aspects of corporate transactions, and in working with portfolio companies on the types of transactions described above.

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 […]