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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