Matthew C. Hurley, Section Manager for the Intellectual Property Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is participating in a panel discussion at the 2016 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting. The conference is taking place February 14-17 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.
Mr. Hurley’s panel is entitled, “Beyond Alternative Dispute Resolution: Managing Conflict with External Partners Before and After the Contract is Signed.” In this session, panelists will explore a variety of techniques that can aid collaboration participants in preventing disputes from arising or spinning out of control once they do, including a survey of past company conflicts and dispute resolution techniques and clauses, negotiation and partnering techniques and a sophisticated understanding of the full range of dispute minimization, escalation and resolution mechanisms that can be used to bridge gaps.
AUTM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing research to life by supporting and enhancing the global academic technology transfer profession through education, professional development, partnering and advocacy. The 2016 Annual meeting will feature over 60 sessions designed to deliver the knowledge, skills and tools to help participating organizations bring research to life.
Mr. Hurley’s practice is focused on representing life sciences companies in disputes involving collaboration agreements, patent licenses, supplier agreements, and distribution contracts. He has a deep understanding of the legal and business issues that arise in the life sciences industry and has successfully represented clients in litigation over research, development, commercialization, licensing, royalties, and distribution. Mr. Hurley also represents companies in patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property disputes, and in the past, he has handled litigation over real property, employment-related disputes, and bankruptcy court litigation. He also frequently counsels clients on ways to avoid litigation.