Jennings Strouss and Grant Thornton Kick Off Technology Breakfast Series with Licensing Strategies


Jennings Strouss and Grant Thornton, a national accounting firm, are co-sponsoring a new "Technology Breakfast Series" which will feature periodic seminars addressing key legal and business issues impacting companies and research institutes in the high technology and biotechnology industries.

Frank X. Curci, a Jennings Strouss member (partner) in its Technology, Intellectual Property & Biotechnology practice groups, and Ron Epperson, a national leader of Grant Thornton's Intellectual Property Solutions group, will spearhead these seminars. Frank and Ron were the speakers in the first seminar of this Technology Breakfast Series, which was entitled "Licensing Technology" and was held on March 22nd. During the first seminar Mr. Curci discussed key legal and business issues that arise during a technology license arrangement. Mr. Curci noted that parties normally want to enter into a license arrangement for the purpose of "collaboratively commercializing the technology" and, therefore, "license transactions do not have to be highly adversarial." Mr. Epperson addressed the various ways of placing a value on technology. Attendees included top executives and general counsel from several of Arizona's leading technology and biotechnology companies and research institutes.

Please contact Katie Bien at Jennings Strouss 602.495.2711, for more information about the next lecture in the Technology Breakfast Series.

Click on the link below to view the presentation given at the March 22, 2007 seminar.