Choate and ACC Northeast Host Discussion on How to Protect Patent Rights Internationally

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Choate and ACC Northeast Host Discussion on How to Protect Patent Rights Internationally

Choate Event Announcement

 | March 29, 2011

 | Karen Copenhaver


Event: 
Distinction With or Without a Difference? – Patent Licenses Versus Covenants Not to Sue in International Licenses

Organization:  Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast Chapter, International Committee
Location:  Boston

 

Choate hosted the Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast Chapter's International Committee meeting, where Choate presented “Distinction With or Without a Difference? – Patent Licenses Versus Covenants Not to Sue in International Licenses.”  

In many respects grant of a patent license and a promise not to file a claim to enforce the patent are the same thing. But in some potentially important ways, the license and the covenant not to assert are quite different.  Sophisticated patent holders use licenses and covenants and patent termination provisions to limit the scope of the rights granted and to retain valuable rights for themselves.

The International Committee of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel consists of members who are involved in international business and appreciate the opportunity for sharing information and experiences.

 

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