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BUS-X816LS Taxation of Intellectual Property

Course Description

Apply Basic Business Tax Rules to Selected Arrangements Involving IP

Intellectual property (IP) development and exploitation are very significant for many businesses. This requires attention to IP legal protection and dispute resolution, but also to IP taxation. This seminar provides an overview of selected key elements in the U.S. tax treatment of IP development and acquisition costs and disposition gains, domestic IP Holding Companies, R&D Partnerships, and international IP Development & Holding Companies.

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Learner Outcomes

  • Identify selected key elements in the U.S. tax treatment of:
    • IP Development and Acquisition Costs and Disposition Gains
    • Domestic IP Holding Companies
    • R&D Partnerships
    • International IP Development & Holding Companies

Course Details

Number of Units: The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved provider of MCLE and Legal Specialization in Taxation Law credits and certifies that this event is approved for 4.0 hours of general MCLE credit and 4.0 hours of Legal Specialization in Taxation Law credit.

Who Should Attend: Tax attorneys, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents, or any individual responsible for managing or overseeing a firm’s tax practice.

Instructor: John I. Forry, JD, is Director of U.S. Law Program for International Legal Professionals and Professor-in-Residence, University of San Diego School of Law. John currently divides his academic efforts among five U.S. and European law and business schools, as well as counseling private clients on international activities. He has served on the Advisory Group to the U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue and on numerous bar-related committees and projects. He has authored or co-authored five books and over 40 articles on international taxation, finance and investment.



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