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MBL Seminars Limited
Course Level: Intermediate Introduction IT contracts are notoriously difficult to draft. This half-day seminar will introduce delegates to the "dark arts" of drafting IT contracts including wizard wheezes and a problem 'sorti...
Central Law Training
The internet of things has arrived! The Government has put it at the heart of its growth agenda, underlining its ambition to make the UK the most digital nation in the G8 and pledging over a hundred million pounds of funding to date to achieve this “second digital revolution”.
Developments are happening rapidly; driverless cars are expected to be on the road next year, TFL have embedded sensors to help them understand congestion hotspots and Google Sidewalk is underway, using smart technology to tell councils where pavements need upgrading.
The law is playing catch up with technology in this market and this conference is a chance to hear from those at the forefront of the law, who have experience of working on the most cutting edge technology.
You will gain awareness of all the main risks that are anticipated, including infrastructure availability; data; security; privacy; liability; contracts and intellectual property and advice on what you can do to mitigate them.
Licensing agreements are frequently used by commercial entities and public or quasi public bodies, for the development of new business prospects and for cross-border expansion. This seminar will give practical advice on the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful deal.
This seminar is not jurisdiction-specific and is therefore ideal for those working both in the UK and overseas.
By the end of this seminar, participants will:
• 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
Who should attend?
• In-house counsel
• Trainee solicitors
• Commercial and contract managers
• Business development managers
• Licensing executives with little or no experience of drafting and negotiating international licensing agreements
By attending this practical one day course, attendees will:-
- Learn basic foundations on change management and how to apply them to your IP context
- Discover classic models of the change process applicable to the IP function
- Review state-of-the-art tactics to support the change process, including tactics directly actionable by IP professionals
- Take away a practical toolkit with a structured, step-by-step methodology to implement change in your IP organization
- Design your own change plan by applying concepts and tools learned during the seminar, through a series of guided exercises
- Carry out self-diagnosis of your organization’s IP readiness, and benchmark it with average and best practices
TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:-
- Learn why it is important to structure your R&D agreement in the right way
- Review and discuss core policy and drafting issues in R&D sponsorship and collaboration agreements and joint ventures
- Understand the different perspectives of academic parties, commercial parties and institutional funding bodies
- Become familiar with some of the legal issues affecting R&D agreements including competition law, choice of law and jurisdiction, and intellectual property ownership issues