This Thursday, November 20 at noon central time, I am presenting a one hour program audio conference on drafting and negotiating effective settlements.  The program is not IP-specific, but will be very useful for IP lawyers and litigants, as well as general commercial litigators.  I will focus on knowing your needs and those of your opponents, using relationship building to create an effective agreement built for long-term success, and tips for writing long-lasting, realistic agreements that fit the needs of the parties and the realities of their business operations.  Click here to read more about the presentation, and here to register for it.  The program’s costs $199, although I understand you can invite as many people from your firm as you would like to participate on the call.

The program is being put on by the National Constitution Center, which hosts a regular series of CLE programs.  For example, on Tuesday, November 25, the NCC is hosting a program entitled IP Issues In Business Transactions: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know.  That program will be presented by Brian Kelly, a California-based IP licensing partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.