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RIGHTS & LICENSING SESSIONS
Rights & Contracts Manager
Ellen has worked with subsidiary rights since 1997 and is a board member
for the Licensing and Subsidiary Rights Association.
"We've planned our community to include sessions that address international rights, publishing contracts, intellectual property valuation and the changing landscape of permissions. We're excited about experts who will be sharing their knowledge with us. David Haas's session on IP Valuation, in particular, will be of interest to both licensing and rights professionals as well as publishing executives. And the opportunities for networking with like-minded professionals during sessions and over meals is always interesting and incredibly valuable."
Why Do We Do That? The legal reasoning behind publishing contracts and processesCraig Gipson, Flagler Law Group LLC
you ever seen a clause in a contract your publishing house has used for
years, and wondered why it is there? Or, questioned your house’s rights
and editorial policies? Why is it important to register copyright
within three months of publication? Why do publishers acquire rights
they do not plan to exercise? Under what circumstances should a
publisher perform a libel review on a manuscript? Why do many publishers
refuse to receive unsolicited manuscripts? In this session, we will cover a brief history of copyright and other
intellectual property rights, and then turn to these and other questions
regarding the reasoning behind contract provisions and processes.
Attendees will improve their ability to determine when to grant
exceptions when negotiating contracts, and when to hold the line.
Gipson represents publishers and distributors of Christian media as an
associate in the Bend, Oregon office of Flagler Law Group. Before
moving to the west coast,
Craig practiced education and real estate law with Brackett & Ellis
in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas and
The University of Texas School of Law. He and his wife Jessie have one
son and enjoy reading, sports, and outdoor activities.
Session coordinator: Brian Flagler, Managing Partner, Flagler Law Group
Trends and Updates in International Publishing: Evangelina Daldi, Editor, Editorial Peniel (Argentina)
Publishing experts from Argentina, Norway and Russia, will present an overview of publishing in their countries
Svein Anderson, President and Publisher, Hermon Forlag (Norway)
Anna Shirochenskaya, Director, Triad Christian Publishing (Russia)
mission transcends borders, and we must navigate the challenging
environment that we face as publishers. Together we can develop common
practices to improve licensing and publishing throughout the world.
Licensing strategies need to work well for each country; what is best in
one country is not necessarily best for others. Experts from Argentina,
Norway, and Russia will describe current market trends, general
publishing information, and opportunities for U.S. publishers to
consider in their market.
Session coordinator: Marilyn Gordon, Director of Rights and Contracts, Baker Publishing Group
IP VALUATION: How to Determine the Real Value of Your Intellectual Property Assets
Haas, CLP, Managing Director, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services
Stout Risius Ross, Inc., and Adjunct Professor, John Marshall Law School
you know how much your intangible assets are worth? What’s the value of
your trademark? How much can you get for that line of products you’re
hoping to sell? Has someone infringed your intellectual property and
you’d like to determine the value of damages? David Haas, CLP and
Managing Director at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. and Adjunct Professor at
John Marshall Law School advises companies on the value of intangible
assets, has served as an expert witness in federal court for IP
infringement disputes, and counsels in arbitrations on issues including
lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, and other
intangible asset compensation topics.
LUNCH Q&A WITH DAVID HAAS: Immediately
after the session, Brian Flagler of Flagler Law Group, will be hosting a
table at lunch reserved for executives who wish to have a more informal
Q&A time with David Haas. If you are interested in joining David
and Brian for lunch, please contact the office of Flagler Law Group at
(541) 549-8401, or contact Brian directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session coordinator: Jade Doyel, International Rights Manager, Tyndale House Publishers
Permissions: Responsibility and Opportunity
Marilyn Gordon, Director of Rights and Contracts, Baker Publishing Group
Michelle Webb, Business & Royalties Administrator, David C. Cook
content delivery methods continue to change and transform publishing,
permission requests for usage become more diverse and unique. How is
your company adapting to these changes? Are you creating new ways to
accommodate these diversities? In this session we will discuss our
responsibility to permissions, the challenges we face as content
delivery changes and the ministry and revenue opportunities in today’s
is currently the Director of Rights and Contracts for Baker Publishing
Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Marilyn has over 25 years publishing
experience and has been international rights director at Baker for 16
years. She is also a board member of the Licensing and Subsidiary Rights
Michelle Webb currently serves as the
Contracts & Royalties Manager for the trade books division of David C
Cook in Colorado Springs. In addition to working closely with the
in-house acquisition team, Michelle
has been interacting with authors, agents, and subrights publishers on a
daily basis for almost 14 years. She is an expert in negotiating
contracts, tracking royalties, and handling rights and permissions in
this changing industry.
Session coordinator: Janet Stapleton, Rights and Licensing Manager, Nazarene Publishing House