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DataCert's Domenic Leo to Lead Panel Discussion at American Intellectual Property Law Association's Mid-Winter Institute.

Session Features Industry Leaders Addressing Corporate Intellectual Property Cost Management

HOUSTON -- DataCert, Inc., the leading provider of electronic invoicing and legal spend management solutions, announced today that Domenic Leo, DataCert's vice president of intellectual property business development, will lead a panel discussion centered on corporate intellectual property (IP) cost management at the American Intellectual Property Law Association's (AIPLA) annual Mid-Winter Institute. AIPLA's Mid-Winter Institute will be held in New Orleans on January 24-27, 2007.

Cost management of IP spend and expenses has been an increasingly important issue for corporate America over the past several years. Leo's session, "Corporate IP Cost Management," will present an educational discussion on both high-level and hands-on approaches to controlling corporate IP spend.

Panelists will discuss how to capture and analyze legal spend, how to project portfolio costs, the latest IP billing standards and global filing strategies. Panelists include Robert Silverman of Concert Pharmaceuticals, William Heinze of Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP, Tim Guffey of Procter & Gamble and T. David Reed of TDR Patents.

The session, scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 4 p.m. CT, will commence with opening remarks from Aaron A. Weiss, AIPLA's chair of licensing and management of IP assets committee.

For more information on the session, a conference agenda or continuing legal education credit eligibility, please visit www.aipla.org.

About AIPLA

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with more than 16,000 members. The AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. For more information, please visit www.aipla.org.

About AIMS IP

Advanced Invoice Management System IP (AIMS IP) is a practice-specific electronic invoicing and legal spend management solution that allows corporate finance and intellectual property managers to take control of their IP spend. AIMS IP leverages the industry's leading team of professional service providers to optimize the value of a company's legal spend management process. Using AIMS IP, invoices are validated against corporate outside counsel guidelines, routed, adjusted and approved, then posted to intellectual property docketing and/or accounts payable systems.

About DataCert, Inc.

DataCert, Inc. is the largest and fastest-growing supplier of electronic invoicing and corporate legal spend management solutions. DataCert's products and services provide a substantial return on investment to corporations looking to take control of their outside legal spend. With more than 7,300 customers in 110 countries, including 56 of the Fortune([R])500, DataCert processes in excess of $9 billion of electronic invoicing data on an annualized basis. DataCert is headquartered in Houston with regional offices in London and Austin. Visit DataCert at www.datacert.com for more information.
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