Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Featured Speakers at the Licensing Executives Society Chemicals, Energy, Environment & Materials Houston Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Partner Justin Krieger and attorney Nicki Kennedy were featured speakers at the Licensing Executives Society Chemicals, Energy, Environment & Materials (CEEM) Houston Meeting. The meeting was held April 22, at BP’s Helios Plaza in Houston Texas.

Mr. Krieger was a panelist and Ms. Kennedy moderated a session titled, “Catalysts - How Catalyst Technology Companies Protect their Intellectual Property While Providing Their Catalysts to Customers.” The panel focused on balancing licensing deals with intellectual property concerns for both catalyst licensors and licensees. Such concerns include grant backs, catalyst regeneration, and intellectual property disclosures, especially for methods of preparing catalysts. The panelists focused on important clauses to include in license agreements, as well as considerations when initially obtaining intellectual property coverage with an eye toward licensing.

Mr. Krieger is a registered patent attorney who focuses on client counseling, district court and patent office litigation, and patent prosecution. His technical focus includes chemistry, chemical engineering, medical devices, metallurgy, nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, consumer products, business methods, and software technology. Mr. Krieger has experience prosecuting domestic and international patent applications including reexamination and reissue applications. He also actively prepares non-infringement and validity opinions including comprehensive freedom-to-operate (FTO) analyses in the chemical, polymer, medical device, and mechanical arts from both due diligence and litigation perspectives.

Ms. Kennedy is a registered patent attorney who concentrates her practice on patent-related matters with a focus on client counseling, patent prosecution, domestic and international patent portfolio development and management, and post grant proceedings. Additionally, her practice includes invalidity, patentability, non-infringement, and freedom-to operate opinions.

For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

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