Topic: Intellectual Property & Estate Planning
Speakers: James Juo, Esq., Fulwider Patton LLP
Katherine McDaniel, Esq., Fulwider Patton LLP
Intellectual property rights are intangible property rights that involve “creations of the mind”, such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, and rights of publicity.
A common misconception is that transferring ownership of the tangible medium on which intellectual property is recorded, also transfers the intellectual property rights. However, like other property rights, intellectual property rights can be passed on by will, trust, or through intestacy.
Estate planning for intellectual property rights requires a unique understanding of how these assets differ from other assets. Today’s presentation will cover these differences, as well as techniques that can be used to accomplish a client’s objectives.
James Juo is a partner at Fulwider Patton where he advises clients on intellectual property matters. A registered patent attorney, as well as a former patent examiner; he successfully obtains and enforces patents and trademarks. He also advises clients on the scope and validity of third party patent and trademark rights, as well as asserting and defending against infringement claims. He has worked on a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, aerospace, and computer technologies. Mr. Juo earned his J.D. from George Washington University, and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Katherine L. McDaniel received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Occidental College, and her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. She specializes in trademark and copyright registration, enforcement, licensing, clearance and transactional matters, domestic and international, including domain name and Internet issues, rights of publicity, trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, international trade and related issues, and sweepstakes contests and promotions. She serves a variety of clients, primarily in the publishing, advertising and entertainment industries, but also in manufacturing, apparel and toy businesses.