Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 11, 2014, 10:30am

MOON BAY, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Judge Paul Michel, retired chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at an upcoming intellectual property summit.

Corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps Corporation is hosting its inaugural IP Value Summit at the The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Nov. 5-6.

The event will focus on strategies for optimizing intellectual property across multiple disciplines, including valuation and mergers and acquisitions, tax and transfer pricing, and licensing and litigation.

The summit will feature discussions on best practices and the challenges and opportunities in valuing, managing, monetizing, structuring and protecting intellectual property assets.

Michel, who served more than 20 years on the Federal Circuit, which handles all U.S. patent appeals, retired in 2010. He is considered an expert on IP law.

“Intellectual property continues to be top of mind for corporate executives in every industry as evidenced by recent transactions involving vast IP portfolios as well as high-profile patent infringement cases,” said Jacob Silverman, president of Duff & Phelps.

“The Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit will bring together renowned experts to discuss the most pressing issues facing professionals in this space.”

Click here for a list of other confirmed speakers.

For additional information about the two-day program or to register, click here.

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