James B. MacDonald and Amanda D. Dempsey Present at ACC Greater Philadelphia Contracts and Commercial Law CLE Institute

Valley Forge, PA, December 17, 2019 – Stevens & Lee attorneys, James B. MacDonald and Amanda D. Dempsey, presented at the Contract and Commercial Law Institute sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel in King of Prussia, PA, on December 10, 2019.

Mr. MacDonald and Ms. Dempsey were joined by Edmond Ghisu of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the session entitled, “Intellectual Property Assets: How to Recognize and Leverage Untapped Value in your Business.” They discussed both traditional and emerging forms of intellectual property, how to recognize and discover a company’s underutilized or previously unrecognized intellectual property, and how to use the company’s intellectual property to bring greater value to the business, both economically and non-economically.

Mr. MacDonald is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Technology Group. He concentrates his practice on the development, commercialization and transfer of intellectual property and technology. He counsels businesses ranging from emerging tech-driven start-ups to Fortune 50 market leaders on technology and IP licensing, outsourcing, M&A-related IP and tech transactions, and privacy and data security. Mr. MacDonald also advises on the formation, operation and governance of joint venture, strategic alliance and other collaborative development and integration projects, and the identification, protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

Mr. MacDonald holds a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Ms. Dempsey is an Associate in Stevens & Lee’s Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets Department  and the firm’s affiliate, Kent Franchise Law Group. LLC. She concentrates her practice primarily on franchise and distribution matters with a focus on state and federal regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions. She assists both franchisors and franchisees with all aspects of owning and operating franchise businesses, including the preparation and enforcement of franchise agreements, federal and state regulatory compliance, employment law issues, franchisor/franchisee litigation and trademark law.

Ms. Dempsey earned a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

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