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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Training Course

This course focuses on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

★★★★★ "The slides and their presentation were very clear and concise."

14 November 2024
+ 3-4 March 2025, 2-3 July 2025, 13 November 2025 »

from £499

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Course overview

The world’s national laws surrounding intellectual property have become more and more consistent over recent years but, whilst this is helpful to a large extent, it also sets the scene for numerous misunderstandings and disputes.

This practical course has been designed to focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements. If you are doing business in a complex multi-jurisdictional environment you need to know how to address difficult situations when designing and negotiating IP-related agreements in cross-border projects.

Learn about the different types of IP agreements and how to protect and exploit your rights to the best advantage for your business through carefully worded clauses. The use of practical exercises using example clauses will be worked through and discussed to embed and consolidate learning.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The legal framework for international IP agreements
  • Dealing with patents, trade marks, trade secrets and domain names
  • The dangers and opportunities of IP agreement templates
  • Commercial expectations and industry sector differences
  • Key terms, choice of law and jurisdiction
  • Contentious IP contracts and dispute resolution
  • Forbidden clauses – competition law issues
  • Brexit-proofing your agreements

This course is part of our collection of IP & Patents Training Courses.

Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will:

  • Increase your knowledge of the legal and commercial issues surrounding international IP agreements
  • Improve your drafting skills by understanding the risks and opportunities
  • Benefit from an update on the laws affecting international IP agreements
  • Review competition law issues in relation to IP agreements
  • Understand the potential impact of Brexit on your IP agreements
  • Consolidate your learning with practical exercises on drafting clauses
  • Compare and discuss your experiences with other delegates and the expert faculty

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for:

  • Patent attorneys
  • In-house lawyers
  • Legal executives
  • Commercial and contracts managers
  • Clinical and IP contract specialists
  • Product development managers
  • Research managers

And other professionals who are involved in drafting or managing commercial IP agreements.

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This course will cover:

Welcome and introduction to the course

  • Summary of the topics to be covered

General Aspects of IP Agreements

  • Types of IP
  • General drafting tips
  • Assignments vs licences

Types of licences

  • Non-Exclusive, Exclusive, Covenant not to Sue
  • Field of Use license, Cross license, Compulsory license
  • Sublicences, 'Have Made' right, Foundary Agreements

Elements of the agreement - part 1

  • Preamble
  • Recitals
  • Definitions

Elements of the agreement - part 2

  • Grant Clause
  • Reservations
  • Releases
  • Improvements

Practical exercise on drafting international IP agreements

Elements of the agreement - part 3

  • Financial Terms
  • Royalty Stacking
  • Reporting
  • Auditing

Elements of the agreement - part 4

  • Representations and Warranties
  • Assignment
  • Term & Termination
  • Choice of Law

Dispute resolution in agreements

  • Choice of Forum
  • Arbitration vs. Litigation
  • Arbitration Clauses
  • Other ADR (eg mediation, executive negotiation)

Practical exercise on drafting international IP agreements

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Brian Kacedon

Brian Kacedon, Partner at Finnegan and based in New York, is a recognized authority in IP transactions. He has drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across all technologies and is designated as a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). Brian has also successfully litigated multiple lawsuits and arbitrations based on his extensive transactional experience.

Brian focuses on patent and technology licensing and litigation. In his transactional practice, Brian assists clients in conducting market assessments for their patents, conducts licensing negotiations, drafts licensing agreements, and participates in related litigations. He routinely negotiates and drafts complex license and collaboration agreements for both small and large pharmaceutical companies, many with total payments of hundreds of millions of dollars. Brian’s experience includes setting up and directing international patent licensing and enforcement programs, including one that resulted in more than 500 license agreements.

Over the course of his career, Brian has drafted hundreds of patent, know-how, and software license agreements as well as joint development, collaboration, and settlement agreements for many industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, software and consumer electronics. He has assisted several leading technology companies in negotiating and drafting licenses for wireless technologies, as well as navigated related standards-setting issues.

Brian has extensive experience litigating agreement disputes. He has appeared as counsel in multiple litigations and arbitrations, including a trade secret misappropriation, for clients in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors. Brian has also been retained as an expert witness relating to the interpretation of license agreements.

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Anthony D Del Monaco

Anthony Del Monaco, Partner at Finnegan's, practice involves all facets of intellectual property law in a wide spectrum of technologies. He focuses on patent litigation, primarily before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and arbitrations. His practice also includes inter partes reviews (IPRs), opinions of counsel, patent and trademark portfolio development, and complex licensing issues. 

Anthony’s litigation experience is expansive. He has been admitted pro hac vice to practice in, for example, the District of Nevada, District of Delaware, and Eastern District of Texas. He has also participated in over a dozen ITC investigations and appeared in over a half dozen ITC hearings. He has had key responsibilities in all aspects of litigations, from the initial pleading stage through discovery, motions, claim construction, and trial. Anthony has experience working with a broad range of technologies, including mechanical, electrical, medical devices, commercial devices, automotive components, and gaming.

Aside from litigation, Anthony provides strategic guidance to clients on infringement, validity, and enforceability issues, along with post-grant proceedings and licensing negotiations. He has given lectures on intellectual property law around the world, including in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Anthony currently serves as an associate adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches a course on intellectual property practice at the ITC. During law school, Anthony spent a semester externing for Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before practicing as a lawyer, he worked as an environmental engineer and project management expert in the wastewater treatment and construction industries, respectively.

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Cara Regan

Cara Regan is an Associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. She works on patent and trade secret litigation at every stage, from the strategic decision to file a proceeding through appeal. Her experience includes district court and International Trade Commission (ITC) actions; post-grant challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB); and appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where she clerked.


Cara has been involved in district court proceedings, ITC investigations, contentious proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and appeals. She has experience with pre-suit due diligence, discovery, depositions, claim construction, summary judgment motions, Daubert motions, and post-trial briefing, as well as with managing related PTAB proceedings and pursuing appeals. She also assists clients in evaluating infringement risks and negotiating license agreements. Her technical expertise encompasses a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, software, mobile phones, laptops, automobiles, and consumer products.

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NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

14 November 2024

Rembrandt Hotel

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 14043
Optional £240/€312/$360 per night

  • GBP 599 699
  • EUR 839 979
  • USD 934 1,090

Until 10 Oct

  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Optional accommodation - 1 night including breakfast, checking in the day before the course
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

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3-4 March 2025

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 14538

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 823 979

Until 27 Jan

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2-3 July 2025

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 14824

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 823 979

Until 28 May

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13 November 2025

Rembrandt Hotel

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 15069
Optional £240/€312/$360 per night

  • GBP 599 699
  • EUR 839 979
  • USD 934 1,090

Until 09 Oct

  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Optional accommodation - 1 night including breakfast, checking in the day before the course
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

View basket 

Not ready to book yet?

for 7 days, no obligation

* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

Reviews of IPI's Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements training course

Overall, the webinar was interesting and well structured and the speaker well-prepared and competent.

Nov 11 2020

Antonia Cavedon
Assistant Contracts Officer , Europeasn Space Agency

Nov 11 2020

The speakers are very knowledgeable, they explained complex issues very clearly and the use of practical examples helped to better understand the topics discussed..

Melissa Medina
Patent Assistant, Bavarian Nordic AS

May 16 2019

The slides and their presentation were very clear and concise.

Julie Sommer
Patent Specialist, Valneva Austria GmbH

May 16 2019

The course fulfilled my expectations. Knowledgeable speakers and a nice atmosphere.

Kim Den Hertog
Trademark Counsel, adidas International Marketing BV

United Kingdom

  • Alere International
  • Almac Group
  • AOL (UK) Ltd
  • AstraZeneca UK Ltd
  • Baillie Gifford
  • BO Exploration Operating Company Ltd
  • BP
  • BP International Ltd
  • British American Tobacco
  • Cambridge Display Technology
  • Cancer Research UK
  • CDT Ltd
  • Croda Europe Limited
  • Danfoss
  • Edinburgh Innovations Ltd
  • Elekta Oncology Systems Ltd
  • First Light Fusion
  • Foot Anstey LLP
  • Ford Motor Co Ltd
  • Freeline Therapeutics Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Graham Watt & CO LLP
  • Haseltine Lake
  • Hemsley Fraser Group Ltd
  • HGF Law LLP
  • HGF Ltd
  • ICI Paints Akzo Nobel
  • Infineum UK Ltd
  • Intelligent Energy Limited
  • Intercytex Ltd
  • International Baccalaurerate
  • Ipsen Biopharm Ltd
  • Isogenica Limited
  • Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo MW Ltd
  • Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley
  • Mars UK Ltd
  • Medical Research Council
  • MedImmune Ltd
  • Medincell
  • Monitise International Ltd
  • Morgan Lloyd Administration Ltd
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Oncimmune Ltd
  • Orange Corporate Services Limited
  • Perkins Engine Co Ltd
  • Phillips & Leigh
  • Procter & Gamble Pharma UK Ltd
  • Quintessential Counsel Limited
  • Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd
  • Renishaw plc
  • Rouse & Co International
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • SC Andrew LLP
  • Sensus UK
  • Sharp Life Science (EU) Limited
  • Skype
  • Sparrowhawk Media Services Ltd
  • Spectris plc
  • Stratagem IPM Ltd
  • Syngenta Limited
  • Telindus Limited
  • Teva UK Ltd
  • The Institute Of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Unilever R&D
  • Unilever R&D Port Sunlight
  • University of Sussex
  • Xaar
  • Xeros Limited


  • Dompé Farmaceutici SPA
  • Eni S.p.A.
  • Eni SpA
  • GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines & Diagnostics s.r.l.
  • Indena SpA
  • Industrie De Nora S.p.A
  • Industrie de Nora SpA
  • Metroconsult S.r.l.
  • Saipem S.p.A.
  • Sealed Air Srl
  • Sisvel SpA
  • Solvay Solexis SpA
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati


  • adidas International Marketing BV
  • ASML Netherlands BV
  • Europeasn Space Agency
  • Fiberweb Plc
  • Nutreco Nederland B.V.
  • Nutricia Research B.V.
  • Philips International B.V. - IP&S
  • Sabic Petrochemicals B.V.
  • Shell International BV
  • Unilever R&D Vlaardingen


  • AB Tetra Pak
  • Albihns Malmo AN
  • Ericsson AB
  • Getinge
  • Hitachi Energy
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Maquet Critical Care AB
  • Pulpac
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
  • Xbrane Biopharma AB


  • BioInnovation Institute (Novo Nordisk Foundation)
  • Carlsberg Breweries A/S
  • Genmab A/S
  • Leo Pharma A/S
  • Maersk Drilling
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Takeda Pharma A/S
  • VKR Holding A/S
  • WTC Advokaterne A/S


  • Biotalys
  • Boston Scientific
  • CNH Industrial Belgium NV
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Europe Inc
  • IMEC
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
  • KU Leuven Research & Development
  • Sofics BVBA
  • Solvay SA


  • Abbott Products Operations AG
  • ADT Services AG
  • Givaudan SA
  • lonza
  • Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)
  • Omya International AG
  • STMicroelectronics International NV
  • Syngenta International AG
  • Virgin Enterprise Limited, London, Geneva Branch


  • Airbus
  • Amadeus SAS
  • Ipsen Group
  • Ipsen Pharma SAS
  • MedinCell
  • Nony & Parnters
  • Sanofi-aventis


  • Elkem ASA
  • Elkem Solar AS
  • TechnipFMC / FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
  • WesternGeco Schlumberger


  • Bavarian Nordic AS
  • Bayer Pharma AG
  • Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
  • Grunenthal GmbH
  • Takeda GmbH


  • Neste Corporation
  • Nokia
  • Nokia Corporation


  • Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Nortel Networks Limited


  • BioMarin International Limited
  • F R Kelly & Co


  • Kahr-Medical
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd


  • Corporación Medichem, S.L.
  • Galbaian S.Coop

United Arab Emirates

  • Cedar White Bradley Consulting
  • Emaar Hotels & Resorts

United States of America

  • American Chemical Society
  • Invensys plc


  • Valneva Austria GmbH


  • SAP Labs Bulgaria Ltd

Cote D'Ivoire

  • SCPA Kanga-Olaye et Associes


  • Jadran Galenski Laboratorij d.d.

Czech Republic

  • Cermak a Spol


  • HungaroControl

Korea, Republic Of

  • Samsung Bioepis


  • Husky Injection Molding Systems SA

Saudi Arabia

  • LFSH


  • Yandex

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  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
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