Licensing Executive Society (LES) 2018 Annual Meeting


  • Name
    DJ Healey
    Person title
    Senior Principal
    Headshot of DJ Healey

Fish’s Frank Gerratana, Teresa Lavoie, and DJ Healey will moderate 3 sessions at the Licensing Executive Society (LES) 2018 Annual Meeting, October 14-17, in Boston, MA.

The LES meeting will bring together 500+ intellectual property decision makers and thought leaders for networking and panel discussions. Panel details are below.

Tuesday, October 16
10:30 - 11:45AM

Track 1: 2038: Long-Term Insight Into the Future of the Licensing Practice

What lies ahead for the future of the licensing and IP practice? Will the use of emerging technologies using artificial intelligence disrupt the licensing practice? How these new tools will affect the everyday practice of the licensing practitioner? The panel, composed of young and experienced practitioners, will discuss these challenging issues and will try to predict the licensing practice of the future.

Moderator: Frank Gerratana, Principal, Fish & Richardson


  • Todd Krieger, Director of International Transactions and Senior Counsel, Intersystems
  • Boris Zelkind, Partner, Knobbe Martens
  • Jacob Rosen, CTO & Co-Founder Legit
  • Vincent Bergeron, Partner, Trademark Agent, ROBIC

Tuesday, October 16

Track 3: IP Issues in Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Joint Development

You can’t do it alone. Corporations need 3rd party partners such as Universities to develop and commercialize intellectual property. But no marriage or partnership is perfect. This panel will cover your questions, and IP considerations in the formation, maintenance and dissolution of strategic alliances (e.g. joint venture, joint development, joint commercialization, etc...).

Moderator: Teresa Lavoie, Principal, Fish & Richardson


  • Elizabeth O’Brien, VP, IP, Medtronic
  • Arlene Hornilla, VP, Chief IP Counsel, Entegris
  • Christopher Turoski, Law Professor and Director of Patent Programs, University of Minnesota Law School

Wednesday, October 17

Track 1: Ethics in Negotiation

“Ethics in Negotiations” gives an overview of the ABA Model Rules and best practices that apply to negotiations in intellectual property transactions, including licensing deals and litigation settlements. The panel will also discuss measures that can be taken in different situations to avoid future problems and also to protect your client and yourself should a problem arise in future disputes over the transaction. Through an interactive discussion of hypotheticals the audience will develop a model for dealing with ethics issues in their practices.

Moderator: DJ Healey, Principal, Fish & Richardson


  • Brett Cooper, Principal, McKool Smith
  • Roberta Tassinari, Managing Counsel, Intel Corporation
  • Don Drinkwater, Director of Licensing, Bose Corporation

Licensing Executive Society (LES) 2018 Annual Meeting
October 14-17, 2018
Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts