October 23, 1998

Alston & Bird Partner Timothy S. Perry To Co-Chair Technology Transfers Conference

As Chair of Alston & Bird's Latin American Section, Perry will Address "Transferring Intellectual Property and Technology to Latin America

Underscoring technology-based strategic alliances as a powerful tool for companies to commercialize their technology and conquer new markets, Timothy S. Perry, partner at the international law firm Alston & Bird LLP, will co-chair the Technology Transfers conference. The conference, to be held on November 18-20, 1998 at the Park Lane Hotel (36 Central Park South) in New York City, will address the latest techniques and critical issues in negotiating, structuring and implementing technology transfer agreements, including joint ventures and contractual strategic alliances both domestic and international.

In addition to co-chairing, Tim Perry, leader of Alston & Bird's International Practice Group and chair of the Firm's Latin American Section, will discuss "Transferring Technology and Intellectual Property to Latin America." Issues to be addressed include:

· Establishing and Protecting Ownership

· Establishing Territorial Restrictions

· Tax Planning in Structuring Compensation

· Joint Ventures, Acquisitions, Franchises, and Manufacturing Agreements

· Licensing Laws and Distributor Protection Laws

· Enforcement Issues

· The Impact of Multinational Arrangements (i.e. NAFTA and Mercosur(Mercosul))

Mr. Perry's practice focuses on acquisitions and international business transactions with a particular emphasis on Latin America, including acquisitions and joint ventures in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. He serves as Secretary and Director of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta and as Incorporator, Secretary and Director of the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia.

At the conference other leading industry practitioners from IBM Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Inc., Sony Electronics, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Ford Motor Co., who specialize in domestic and international technology transfers, will provide valuable insight to important issues, such as:

· Choosing Partners, Identifying Goals, Negotiating the Deal

· Key Contractual Clauses for Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance Agreements

· Transferring Technology to Latin America, Asia, Europe, Central Europe and the FSU (former Soviet Union)

· Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights

· U.S. and International Antitrust Doctrines

· Dissolving the Joint Venture: The Breakup of Autolatina

· Regulation and Compliance

Alston & Bird, with 450 attorneys serving both domestic and international clients, is one of the largest and oldest law firms in the country. Based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Washington, D.C., and Charlotte and the Research Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Firm provides a full range of services to clients doing business throughout the U.S. and overseas. Alston & Bird's practice areas include: capital markets and investments; finance and public finance; financial institutions; international; intellectual property; technology; trial and appellate; health care; real estate; environmental; antitrust and investigations; bankruptcy, reorganizations and workouts; tax and fiduciary; and labor and employment.
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