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Professor Scott Stern who is now a faculty member at MIT teaches in the Strategies for Management of Intellectual Property.  Photo © Nathan Mandell
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Executive Education

Strategies for Management of Intellectual Property

2013 Dates and Online Registration to come

As companies seek to achieve competitive advantage through exploitation of their technological assets, managing intellectual property has become a key issue for these companies. In most cases, intellectual property is responsible for more than 70% of the market value of companies in the S & P index. This course is designed to expose participants to the various organizational skills needed so as to confidently develop, analyze and negotiate the IP of their corporation. Outstanding faculty from Kellogg School of Management will help you understand the strategic issues involved in IP management. Special guest experts complement the foundations presented by the faculty.

Program Content

  • Issues involved in management of intellectual property
  • Strategic decision making tools for licensing
  • Acquisitions and successful license agreements: Criteria for decision making, financial methods, due diligence
  • Effectively negotiate to derive maximum benefits from your assets: Learn how to use negotiation skills to generate cooperation and profits in highly competitive environments using hands-on examples.
  • Strategies to create a strong IP management department: Learn what goals to establish for your department, tools needed from disclosure to patents, patent litigation management with key examples from the industry.
  • International IP Trends
  • Patent protection in emerging economies

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for legal professionals, business development and commercialization personnel, scientists involved with IP issues in companies/universities, technology transfer managers and executives involved in licensing.

Program dates and Fee
Nov 14-16, 2012

The fee includes tuition, program materials, breakfast, lunch and, coffee breaks. Enrollment is confirmed only upon receipt of full payment. No refund will be given within 30 days of the program start date.


Northwestern University – Downtown Chicago campus
Wieboldt Hall
Kellogg Conference Center
340 East Superior Street
Maps and Directions


Avenue Hotel Chicago
160 E Huron St.
Tel: 312-787-2900
(rooms are blocked at a reduced rate till Oct 12)

Affinia Hotel, Chicago
166 E. Superior Street
Tel: 312-787-6000
(special Northwestern rate depending on room availability; rooms are not blocked)

Both Hotels are two blocks from Wieboldt Hall

For additional information please contact Sangeeta Vohra or Julie Gertz, 847-467-1453.

We reserve the right to change without notice any statement in this publication concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses.

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