Licensing to Speed Your Product to Market

June 1, 2021

Speaker Slides

IP Licensing | Patent Licensing | Software Licensing | Startups

Adam Kessel, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Licensing to Speed Your Product to Market

David Arthur, CEO & co-founder, CHASM Advanced Materials, Inc.

Licensing Technology from Labs and Universities | MIT TLO

Myron Kassaraba, Technology Licensing Officer, MIT TLO

How can you acquire Intellectual Property (IP) to bring your idea to market? Creating IP is expensive and requires significant amounts of time and resources. IP Licensing might be the correct path for you.  During the session, we will learn IP terminology, the advantages, and disadvantages of IP licensing, where and how to acquire IP, and the cost benefits of licensing versus creation.

The panel includes IP Counsel to walk us through the legal aspects of IP Licensing. An IP licensor to provide insights on creating and selling IP. And an IP licensee to enlighten us on the benefits of including external IP in commercial products.


6:00 – 6:45 – Networking on Grapevine Network

7:00 – 7:10 PM – ENET Chairperson’s announcements

7:10 – 7:25 PM – eMinute Pitch – Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:25 – 8:10 PM – expert speakers on the night’s topic

8:10 – 8:30 PM – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Networking on Grapevine Network

(all times are USA Eastern Daylight time)

A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.


Adam Kessel, Principal, Fish & Richardson, Boston

Adam Kessel, a principal in Fish & Richardson’s Boston office, is an IP litigator and licensing attorney whose practice focuses on software. He works with clients ranging from single-employee startups all the way up to companies in the top 10 of the Fortune 500, helping them develop strategies to avoid disputes whenever possible and win them when they must go to court. He handles cases spanning all areas of IP law, including patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark law. Adam is active in local attorney and IP-related organizations and appears frequently in the District of Massachusetts. He has also argued appeals before the First, Fourth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuit. He is also Fish’s guru on open source software licenses. By way of technical background, Adam has a chemistry degree from Princeton University and also many years of experience writing code. He maintains an active pro bono docket, concentrating on online civil rights and civil liberties cases.

Myron Kassaraba, Technology Licensing Officer at MIT TLO

Strategic transactions and technology commercialization expert. Now managing a portfolio of technologies and IP for MIT. Have structured and closed hundreds of deals including multi-million dollar sales of start-up companies, technology & IP licenses sales as well as complex partnerships and strategic alliances. Unique ability to package, market and transact complex situations for whole companies or assets including patents, products and technologies. I work with inventors to help them realize the potential for their technologies and products through venture creation and/or licensing.

Real-world experience as an entrepreneur and business executive with both big companies and start-ups. Involved in the very early stages of several markets including online and web services, digital imaging, personal publishing/user generated content and clean tech/energy management.

David Arthur, CEO / Co-Founder at Chasm Advanced Materials, Inc.

David J. Arthur has more than 35 years experience commercializing products utilizing advanced materials, including work at Rogers Corporation, A.T. Cross Company, TPI Composites, Helix Technologies, and Eikos. He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA degree from Northeastern University. In 2005, Arthur co-founded Chasm Technologies, a consulting firm that helps its clients commercialize new products through smart application of materials science and process technology. For 10 years, he was CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a leading producer of Carbon Nanotube materials for electronics, energy storage, conductive polymers, fibers, metal matrix composites, water purification membranes, etc. In November 2015, Arthur co-founded Chasm Advanced Materials, Inc.

Organizer and Moderator:

Dan Skiba, VP Printed Electronics Chasm Advanced Materials, Vice-Chair Boston ENET

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market.  My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle, and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration.  By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.

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