Implementing a Corporate Strategy for Intellectual Property


Implementing a Corporate Strategy for Intellectual Property:  What To Do In-House and What You Want From Outside Counsel.

An in-house perspective on building and managing patents and other IP, this CLE will cover such topics as:

  • Considerations in developing your IP strategy.
  • Building and communicating your IP strategy, both internally and externally.
  • Implementing your IP strategy, including securing, leveraging, and enforcing patents and other forms of IP.
  • Dealing with changing legal landscapes.
  • The role(s) that outside counsel can play throughout the process.


Karna Nisewaner11Karna_Nisewaner

Karna is the Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and legal business partner to the Verification business unit. Karna leads a team of patent attorneys and paralegals responsible for all of Cadence's patent portfolio, including building a strategic portfolio plan for the executive team. She also manages the legal end of Cadence's open source registration system and anti-piracy program.  In her career, she has created open source processes and systems, created IP Due Diligence processes for M&A, advised on complex IP agreements, drafted IP asset agreements, along with drafting and prosecuting many patent applications.  Karna was chair of the ACC's National Intellectual Property Committee from 2013-2015. Karna received an engineering degree from Princeton University and her law degree from UCLA School of Law and is a registered patent attorney.

Implementing a Corporate Strategy for Intellectual Property





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