Charles Beaudrot, a partner with Morris, Manning & Martin, will chair a seminar next month to teach attorneys how to negotiate and draft effective intellectual property licensing agreements.

“Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2003” will be hosted by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), a supplier of continuing legal education, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta on January 16 and 17. The program begins at 9:00 a.m.

“The licensing of intellectual property is a multi-billion dollar industry,” Beaudrot said. “Businesses are encountering licensing issues much more frequently than in the past. Gaining specific knowledge has never been more important.”

The conference will address both the general principles and the key points of licensing agreements for all kinds of intellectual property. The agenda will include introductions to software, patent and copyright licensing, enterprise technology licensing, television and publicity rights licensing, the impacts of bankruptcy on licensing and ethical considerations in licensing.

Morris, Manning & Martin attorney Paul Arne will also lead a panel featuring a mock negotiation of a licensing agreement, so participants can see how all the issues fit together.

The program is designed for general practitioners as well as intellectual property specialists, corporate counsel and others. The fee is $1,395 but some discounts are available. For more information, call PLI at (800) 260-4PLI or (212) 824-5710, or e-mail info@pli.edu. Participants also may register online.

PLI: www.pli.edu

Morris, Manning & Martin: www.mmmlaw.com