Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

Elevating the Licensing Profession Through Knowledge and Standards


I earned the CLP because it provides knowledge that I can use in my various professional responsibilities, including developing a patenting strategy, a copyright strategy and negotiating license agreements.  I would recommend earning the CLP distinction to anyone currently working in or aspiring to work in the licensing industry.

- Bruce Harrer, CLP
Commercialization Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Bio Details


Immediate Past President & Chair

Timothy Howe, Howe Ventures LLC

Dr. Timothy R Howe, Esq., retired from Sanofi Pasteur in 2014 to establish Howe Ventures LLC, a biotech consulting boutique where he counsels small to mid-size clients on IP portfolio development, management and valuation, choice of entity, asset monetization and exit strategies.  While at Sanofi Tim held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, first as a patent attorney in the IP department, then in a dual capacity reporting to Legal Affairs and Corporate Development, followed by an assignment within the Strategic Projects Office in their corporate headquarters in Lyon, France.  During his five-year assignment in France Dr. Howe worked closely with senior management in Corporate Communications and Public Policy, while continuing to support the R&D and Corporate Development functions.  Immediately prior to his retirement he served as General Counsel and Head, Acquisitions and Licensing Transactions, a global function in which he and his team of four senior transactional attorneys based in the US, Canada and France, were responsible for M&A and complex licensing transactions. 
Tim graduated, cum laude, order of the coif, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review and his published comment, Patentability of Pioneering Pharmaceuticals; What’s the Use?, addressed the utility requirement for patentability under 37 USC Section 101. Tim is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts as well before the US Patent and Trademark Office,  the Southern District of California, the CAFC and the US ITC.  He is a member of LES and AUTM, is active in the on-line education committee of the AIPLA, in which capacity he has coordinated and moderated several webinars on topical developments in the law.  He is the immediate past chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the International Law Section of the ABA and was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  
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