Strategizing IP Ownership with the C-Suite

Practices: Intellectual Property

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March 2, 2016 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto

March 3, 2016 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Epic Steak
369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Arrangements regarding the development, ownership and use of intellectual property are not only central to a business's commercial objectives, but can also deliver significant tax and accounting benefits, efficient financing structures, and other financial advantages. A panel of leading partners from Ropes & Gray's intellectual property and tax groups will introduce IP professionals to key tax principles and issues behind IP-related financial planning. The panel will also explore the challenges these strategies can raise with respect to the preservation and effective management of IP in the current business environment.

This presentation will help IP professionals understand:

  • Key nomenclature used by tax professionals in their analysis of IP
  • How the CFO and other executive team members may view the advantages and burdens of an IP portfolio
  • How an IP professional can add value to enterprise tax and financial strategies


  • Edward Black | IP Transactions Partner at Ropes & Gray
  • Rom Watson | Tax Partner at Ropes & Gray
  • David Saltzman | Tax Partner at Ropes & Gray