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  • 9 May 2014

    International Licensing, Manufacture Under License and Technology Transfer Agreements

    Management Forum


    Understand and draft international licensing agreements generally and manufacture under licence agreements in particular

    • Draft and negotiate key terms more effectively
    • Understand and advise on cross-jurisdictional concerns and key terms

    This comprehensive foundation course offers a valuable overview of all key matters to be considered by the licensor and the licensee when dealing with international licensing agreements generally, and particularly when handling manufacture under licence and technology transfer agreements.

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  • 13 May 2014

    Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

    Management Forum



    • To recognise and address the issues that arise when drafting and negotiating international clinical trial agreements (CTAs)
    • To improve your CTA drafting skills
    • To gain a better understanding of the legal, contractual and practice issues that affect CTAs concerning investigational medicinal products
    • To view the issues through the differing perspectives of sponsors, universities, hospitals and individual organisations
    • To complete practice exercises on drafting to consolidate learning
    • To compare experiences with delegates from across Europe

    Materials will include examples from pharmaceutical company CTAs, from the UK National Health Service standard CTA, and from other commonly used CTAs.


    Mark Anderson, Anderson Law LLP

    Christine Bendall, Pharview Ltd


    • Contract Managers
    • Clinical Contract Specialists
    • Clinical Trials Managers
    • R&D Staff
    • Regulatory Specialists
    • Lawyers
    • Legal Executives

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  • 16 May 2014

    IP and the Generics Industry

    Management Forum



    • This seminar will give you an overview of the European generic market and the legal and regulatory environment in which it functions
    • Intellectual Property (IP) plays an extremely significant role in the generic world, but important matters such as patent issues and data exclusivity are often confused, even though there are significant differences between them
    • Generic companies are also increasingly aggressive in their use of patents against each other.  Anyone who wants to make progress in the generic world needs to ensure that they have a good understanding of the basic issues, which this course is designed to provide
    • The legal and regulatory environment in wehich EU generic companies operate is very complicated, and it is important for those working in regulatory affairs how the legal and Intellectual Property framework can have an impact on their own work

    Any misunderstanding of the mixture of factors that influence the time and speed of registration can lead to regulatory delays.  These in turn can have an adverse impact on the launch of new products


    • Marketing, business development and sales personnel
    • Regulatory personnel
    • Production personnel
    • IP/patent managers and engineers
    • Managers involved with generics
    • Directors of generic companies
    • Legal advisers, executives and assistants
    • Anyone involved with the effective development, regulation and marketing of generic products

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  • 5 June 2014 - 6 June 2014

    US Patent Practice

    Management Forum


    Highlights of the programme:

    • The latest changes in statutory law, including the provisions of the AIA
    • Claim construction - the different ways the USPTO and the courts determine claim meaning and scope 
    • Successful US claim drafting - tools, strategies and pitfalls 
    • Novelty and the transition to ‘First-to-File’ under the AIA
    • Double Patenting - a trap for the unwary corporate client
    • Fulfilling the Duty of Candor and avoiding the scourge of inequitable conduct
    • Patent prosecution:  Rules, Regulations and Best practices, including restriction and continuation practice
    • Direct and Indirect Infringement - including liability of suppliers and contractors
    • Patent Litigation - and how to protect against the liberal discovery in US courts
    • And much more 

    The course has been designed for:-

    • Corporate Patent Counsel
    • Patent Attorneys from corporate and private practice
    • Intellectual Property Consultants
    • Patent Managers and Engineers
    • Company Legal Advisers
    • All those involved with patent protection in the United States
    • Anyone drafting patent applications that might serve as a priority application in the US

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  • 9 June 2014

    Law and Human Genetics

    KCH Garden Square


    This major conference on ‘Law and Human Genetics’ will discuss how recent advances in human genetics have the potential to affect so many aspects of legal relationships involving issues of medicine, health and pharmaceuticals such as insurance, employment and clinical negligence; with reference to existing statute and the development of a suitable legal framework.

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  • 9 June 2014 - 11 June 2014

    Understanding the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Management Forum


    This is a three day residential course and the above registration fee will include 2 nights accommodation, course documentation, all meals and drinks reception.  A non residential rate is available.


    • The multiple and complex stages and procedures in the development of a drug
    • How these different stages are joined in a continuous process
    • How to relate  your own responsibilities and understand the role of others in the process
    • Current trends and future prospects for global drug development

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  • 19 June 2014 - 20 June 2014

    Technology Licensing in Europe and the US

    Management Forum



    • Transfer of Rights to Patents, Patent Applications and Inventions
    • Different Types of Licence
    • Elements of an Effective Agreement
    • Key Licence Clauses
    • Issues with International Licences
    • Working with Universities and SMEs
    • Patent Portfolio Value Extraction and Licence Management
    • Unpatented Technology Agreements
    • Implied Licences/Patent Exhaustion
    • US Antitrust Issues in Licensing and Lincensee Estoppel
    • European Antitrust Issues in Licensing
    • Key differences between US and European Licences

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  • 1 July 2014

    Technology Licensing Masterclass

    Management Forum


    A detailed examination of the terms of patent, know-how and software licence agreements, including legal, drafting, technical, commercial, financial and practice issues

    This advanced level seminar provides a detailed examination of the terms of patent, know-how and software licence agreements, including legal, drafting, technical, commercial, financial and practice issues.

    Topics covered include:

    • Getting the scope of the licence right
    • General versus specific obligations
    • Minimising risk
    • Clear and favourable payment terms
    • Preliminary agreements
    • Boilerplate clauses

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  • 2 July 2014 - 4 July 2014

    The Patent Summer School: Working with Patents

    Management Forum



    • Basic concepts of intellectual property
    • International patent systems and how they are used
    • Patent protection
    • The importance of patent searching and information
    • Third party considerations, timings and actions
    • Patent litigation
    • Avoiding litigation, keeping clear of disputes, and other ways to solve them
    • Patents - commercial implications
    • Creation of an IP portfolio of value
    • IP strategy

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  • 10 July 2014 - 11 July 2014

    First Annual Conference for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

    Management Forum



    WIPO - International registration of trade marks and designs: the Madrid and the Hague systems

    • Overview of the Madrid system
    • Web-based user tools
    • Overview of the Hague system
    • The road ahead for the Madrid and the Hague systems

    OHIM: 2014 evolution

    • OHIM Guidelines
    • Office tools and projects
    • Future plans

    US - Differences between US and EU practice, and what to do about them

    • Trade mark overview
    • Design overview
    • Common pitfalls made by foreign applicants in the US in relation to trade marks

    Chaired by:-

    Felicity Hide - Boult Wade Tennant

    Victoria Wisener - Virgin Enterprises Ltd


    Kelly Bennett - OHIM

    JoAnna Emery - Intellectual Property Consultant

    Juan Rodriguez - WIPO

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