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This is the much anticipated sequel to SPARK’s smash hit IP–1 session last Fall. In this installment, we have assembled a star-studded cast of IP experts to discuss the ins and outs of licensing intellectual property (IP), as well as a “best practices” approach to avoiding the dreaded “cease & desist” letter from a competitor. Matt Bell from the UofM Tech Transfer Office will talk about the many opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs to acquire cutting edge technology from universities, and to engage university researchers to solve specific technical problems. Attorney Mark G. Malven will cover IP licensing for entrepreneurs. Attorney Richard (Rick) Hoffmann will share ways that startups and emerging businesses can reduce the risk of infringing third-party IP rights.