Behind the Scenes of Product Licensing
How important is it to know what happens on the other end of the product licensing negotiations? Watch this show to get the answer to this question.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
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Meet the Panel:
Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP
Angela is an accomplished nationally recognized lawyer, speaker, and author. She is Principal Member and Founder of Precipice IP PLLC. PRECIPICE is an award-winning consultancy and technology law boutique specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, and data law. PRECIPICE helps entrepreneurs and technology-focused businesses protect their products, brands, designs and data. Prior to founding PRECIPICE, Ms. Grayson was Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Patent Operations Lead at Walmart Stores, Inc. Before joining Walmart, Ms. Grayson served as in-house patent counsel for several multi-national companies. She also has prior experience as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is committed to advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the legal profession, and is equally committed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives that focus on better preparing our youth to compete. She is the immediate past Board Chair of the Minority In-House Counsel Association (MIHCA), and previously served on the Board of Trustees for the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF). Ms. Grayson is a Director on the Board of the Patent Pro Bono Advisory Council, and the immediate past Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Special Committee on Pro Bono. Ms. Grayson is the current Vice Chair of AIPLA Diversity in IP Law Committee, and she serves on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Mississippi Bar.
Ms. Grayson is a Director on the Board of the University of Mississippi Research Foundation, and she is an Advisory Board Member on the board of the Southeast XLerator Network Hub. She is also on the Advisory Board of Engaging Researchers and Innovators for Commercialization at HBCUs (EnRICH), an NIH-funded technology transfer accelerator hub, in partnership with Jackson State University and the University of Kentucky. In Northwest Arkansas, Ms. Grayson serves on the Women’s Empowerment Center Executive Advisory Council and she has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the RogersLowell Area Chamber of Commerce. In her free time, Ms. Grayson enjoys serving her community and spending time with her husband Patrick and their two cocker spaniels, Ari and Archi (aka the Dynamic Duo).
Warren serves as the President of the United Inventors Association Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2009. The UIA is a national 501C3 non-profit that helps inventors with education, advocacy and marketplace access. He is also a member of both the national non-profit Pro Bono Patent Commission and USPTO National Council on Expanding American Innovation. Professionally, Warren oversees the Open Innovation product programs for several industry leading consumer goods companies including Lifetime Brands in Housewares and Table Top (Farberware, Kitchen Aid and 30 others) and Merchant Media in Direct Response Television (Smart Spin, True Touch and many others). Warren personally interacts via email or phone with thousands of inventors every year and has initiated over 100 new product licensing agreements which have collectively generated over a billion $ in retail sales. Warren recently signed a book deal with world leading publisher Harper Collins for the 2020 release of Inventor Confidential, The Honest Guide to Profitable Innovation. He lives with his wife Lynn in Southern Connecticut, has three wonderful daughters all educated and working in the New York City area. He enjoys skiing, motorcycling, golf and travel. Please visit his website for more information: www.tuttleinnovation.com.