Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 60 minutes (includes 30 minute for Q&A session)
Cost: Complimentary

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Every year billions of dollars are paid and received in royalty payments. It does not matter the field you are in, royalties are paid for software, patents, trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights, art, sports, pharmaceuticals, technology transfers, music, films…and the list goes on.

To learn the challenges of royalty underpayment, please join Joshua J. Kaufman, Chair of Venable’s Copyright and Licensing group, Debora R. Stewart, CPA/CFF, Managing Director of Invotex and auditor Anthony Curtis Elliott, CPA as they discuss how you can prevent underpayments and recoup what is owed to you.

Who should attend?

Anyone who receives or pays royalties will find this webinar invaluable.


Joshua J. Kaufman is the head of the Copyright and Licensing Group at Venable LLP. He counsels and litigates in the fields of copyright, e-commerce, licensing, art, intellectual property, software, on-line issues, trademark, entertainment, media and literary law. He advises his clients in structuring and negotiating transactions in which they exploit their intellectual property rights or in acquiring them from others. Mr. Kaufman has a wealth of experience in all forms of licensing including software, trademarks, copyright, sports, art and personalities. He has negotiated hundreds of licenses involving most of the major licensing entities (representing licensee, licensors and agents). He has written numerous articles on licensing for a variety of publications, is a co-author of Licensing for Dummies, a regular contributor to the Licensing Royalty Rate Guide and a frequent speaker at the Licensing Show, Surtex and other trade events. Full Bio

Debora R. Stewart, CPA, CFF – Managing Director with Invotex. Ms. Stewart is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years experience working with corporations, universities, government entities and their counsel in the intellectual property area. Her experience includes IP royalty investigations and audits, valuations and license consulting as well as reasonable royalty and lost profit damage calculations in patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters. She exclusively performs royalty investigations and helps clients proactively manage their license royalty reporting and revenue. She frequently lectures on intellectual property matters including license management and compliance. Full Bio

Anthony Curtis Elliott, CPA, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), performs “royalty audits” for domestic and international intellectual property rights‐holders in the United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Over the past 17 years, Elliott developed a niche accounting practice that specializes in “royalty and profit participation audits”, litigation support and other related consulting services. Elliott’s clients range from independent artists and agents to multi‐billion dollar entertainment companies and international consortiums. Elliott assisted clients in recovering millions of dollars worth of unreported‐unpaid royalties. Elliott conducts a broad range of inspections, including merchandise license, publishing, profit participation, home‐video distribution, digital platforms and mmo role‐playing game developers. Some of the larger engagements involved upwards of $400 million dollars worth of licensed product sales. Full Bio