Lectures & Events

Intellectual Property as a Business Model
Distinguished Lecture in Law, Technology, and the Arts
presented by the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
NOV 15, 2011
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Ms. Quatela will discuss Intellectual Property as a Business Model, including the role of patent protection litigation as part of corporate business strategy. It offers a way to recover research, development, and production costs, as well as a way to generate revenue. Using her experience at Kodak as an example, she will describe the value to the company of putting a large number of licensing agreements in place and of pursuing litigation against other companies to protect Kodak’s patents and intellectual property. For example, settlements Kodak has achieved with Samsung and LG Electronics. She will also describe the litigation Kodak has pursued with Apple and Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry.
Speaker Information
Laura Green QuatelaLaura Green Quatela
General Counsel, Senior VP
Eastman Kodak Co.

Laura G. Quatela was named General Counsel and elected a senior vice president of Eastman Kodak in January 2011. In her role as Chief Intellectual Property Officer, she is responsible for IP strategy and policy, the Senior IP Strategy Council, and external IP affairs. Previously, Ms. Quatela was Managing Director, IP Transactions. In August 2006, the Board of Directors elected Ms. Quatela a vice president of the company. She joined Kodak in 1999 and held various positions on the Marketing, Antitrust, Trademark & Litigation staff in the company’s Legal Department. She was promoted to Director of Corporate Commercial Affairs, Vice President Legal and Assistant General Counsel in 2004. Earlier, Ms. Quatela was Director, Finance Transformation and Vice President, Finance & Administration (2002-03). Prior to joining Kodak, Ms. Quatela worked for Clover Capital Management, Inc.; SASIB Railway GRS; and Bausch & Lomb Inc. In private law practice, she was a defense litigator specializing in mass tort cases. She earned her B.A. (International Politics) from Denison University (1979) and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1982). She is proficient in Mandarin.

Additional Information
and open to the public. Reception follows.
1 hr. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval.

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