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2-day Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations Training Course

An in-depth look at the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the potential pitfalls and areas where things can and do go wrong.

1-2 May 2024
+ 26-27 September 2024, 29-30 January 2025 »

from £999

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Course overview

This practical and interactive two-day course will cover all the important aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations that you need to be fully up to date with. 

It focusses on the pitfalls and ambiguities to be aware of and avoid in these important agreements. The expert trainer will take you through the stages of project management and guide you on how to achieve precision regarding IP definitions, ownership and use. 

By giving you the knowledge of how to best approach your project you will know how to build relationships and manage the process for better outcomes.

The expert trainer tackles the issues of the academia-industry dichotomy and analyses the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong. 

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

Benefits of attending

By attending this comprehensive one-day seminar you will:

  • Ensure you have the practical mastery to give you the edge in crucial IP agreements
  • Analyse the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations
  • Assess the areas where things can and do go wrong using draft agreements
  • Take away practical advice that will aid you in your day-to-day role
  • Compare experiences with delegates from across Europe

There will be adequate time during the programme for discussion and to ask the expert trainer your questions. 

Who should attend?

This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations. It’s applicable to all those who deal with these agreements, those who are relatively new to them and those looking for a refresher, including:

  • Patent attorneys
  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Contracts managers
  • Technology transfer managers
  • Others involved in patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations

The expert trainer will use case studies, exercises and discussion sessions to help embed the learning. 

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The 2-day Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations course will cover:

Module 1: Patent/know-how licences

Key defined terms and how to avoid traps or ambiguity

Regarding:

  • Territory – being specific and carved our exceptions
  • Field – fields of use, geographical exclusions, patent type exclusions, use exclusions
  • Exclusivity – pitfalls to avoid and suggested solutions
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Key financial terms including ‘royalties’, ‘offsets’ and ‘milestones’

  • The key aspects of provisions covering milestones and royalties
  • Scope of licence and non-competition provisions - pitfalls to avoid and suggested solutions
  • Liability and dispute resolution - suggested graduated dispute resolution steps, avoidance of conflict clauses
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Common pitfalls - part 1

  • Defining the licensed IP - pitfalls and suggested solutions
  • Licences of improvements – essential terms regarding foreground IP rights and responsibilities
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Common pitfalls - part 2

  • IP warranties – essential IP and Data Protection warranties for every contract
  • Dispute resolution – advantages and disadvantages of different resolution procedues
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Final questions for day one

Module 2: R&D collaborations

Key clauses in the contract

  • Each party’s aims – understanding and negotiating
  • Allocation of responsibility – where the responsibility and risk lies and how it can change with different wording
  • Background IP applied - essential terms regarding background IP rights and responsibilities
  • Plans for foreground IP - essential terms regarding foreground IP rights and responsibilities
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Frequently encountered issues and suggested solutions

  • Role of the grantor
  • Project coordination
  • Letting problems fester
  • Diverging agendas
  • The solution
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Common pitfalls - part 1

  • Confidentiality vs publication  - the conflict between industrial aims and academic aims
  • Patenting vs sharing – some suggested compromise solutions
  • Herding diverse stakeholders – the differing objectives of the parties involved in IP development

Common pitfalls - part 2

  • Change of control or key personnel – common problems encountered and suggested solutions
  • National idiosyncrasiesexamples
  • Case studies, examples and discussion

Final questions

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Richard Brady
British Legal Centre

Richard Brady is a lawyer who has spent many years working in Europe and the Middle East in the legal, financial and insurance arenas. He has a degree from Cambridge College of Teachers (2005) on Teaching English and founded the British Legal Centre in 2010. He has taught professional legal skills in many companies around the World, including Deloitte and Touche, EY, White & Case, Baker McKenzie, Shalakany Law Office, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance. He has also conducted live training courses at legal departments of corporations, including: Shell Oil, Master Foods, Air Liquide, DAMAC (Dubai), ENKA (Turkey) EMBRACO/Whirlpool (Brazil), and Mowasalat (Qatar).

His specialist areas include contract law, contract drafting, M&A in the pharma industry, arbitration law and FIDIC contracts.

More details

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

1-2 May 2024

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09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
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Course code 14356

  • GBP 999 1,199
  • EUR 1,439 1,719
  • USD 1,647 1,959

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26-27 September 2024

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29-30 January 2025

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Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
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Yesim NURKO
Training expert

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