Merchant & Gould attorney Jeffrey Blake is participating in the GSU Corporate Intellectual Property Institute on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeff will moderate a lunch hour session entitled "Managing an IP Budget in Small and Big Companies."
Jeff is a partner in the Atlanta office of Merchant & Gould whose practice involves all aspects of intellectual property litigation and counseling.
The Corporate IP Institute (CIPI), a two-day annual event organized by the Georgia State University College of Law and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business since 2007, provides a singular forum for in-house IP professionals to discuss issues they face, exchange ideas, and network locally and nationally. Merchant & Gould is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this ninth annual Institute.
Oct. 27, 2015
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Discussion: MANAGING AN IP BUDGET IN SMALL AND BIG COMPANIES
Whether you are a multi-billion dollar corporation or a start-up business, the ability to manage your spend on intellectual property matters is likely a key factor in your everyday business. Our panel will explore the decisions in-house counsel make when dealing with their internal clients and outside counsel in order to meet their budgetary goals.
Jeffrey Blake, Partner, Merchant & Gould
Allen Yee, Senior Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Bill Silverio, Senior Corporate Counsel, IP Litigation, Cisco Systems
Laura Fahey Fritts, Director, Patent and License Strategy & Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Emory University, Office of Technology Transfer