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Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

Management Forum
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 699 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Location: London
Next available date: 21/09/2017 - London
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

Course Overview

Attend this comprehensive one day seminar to:

  • Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations
  • Assess the areas where things can and do go wrong using a draft agreement to exemplify
  • Learn how to avoid the pitfalls using clauses which have been the subject of actual disputes
  • Take away practical advice that will aid you in your day-to-day role
  • Compare experiences with delegates from across Europe

Why You Should Attend

  • Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licenses and R&D collaborations
  • Assess the areas where things can and do go wrong using a draft agreement to exemplify
  • Learn how to avoid the pitfalls using clauses which have been the subjet of actual disputes
  • Take away practical advice that will aid you in your day-to-day role
  • Compare experiences with delegates from across Europe

Who Should Attend

  • Patent attorneys
  • Lawyers
  • Contracts managers
  • Technology transfer managers
  • Others involved in patent/know-how and R&D collaborations

Programme

Start of Seminar – Introduction

  • Setting the Scene

Key defined terms such as ‘Licensed Product’, Licensed Technology’ and ‘Valid Claim’

  • Ensuring that your definitions work
  • Avoiding common traps
  • Key drafting tips

10.45 Refreshments

Key financial terms including ‘Royalties’, ‘Offsets’ and ‘Milestones’

  • The key aspects of provisions covering milestones/earn outs and options
  • Ensuring that your royalty obligations are clear
  • Avoiding pitfalls in royalty obligations and offsets

Diligence including general ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ provisions versus more stringent, easily measurable obligations

  • Define the term or rely on the case law?
  • Objective versus subjective standards
  • Giving the provisions teeth
  • Common licensee protections

Confidential information and its use and misuse

  • Defining the licence terms
  • Policing the use
  • Ownership of new IP and link to financial terms
  • Examples of current disputes

Access to and the ownership of IP

  • IP protection clauses in contracts
  • Who owns the rights?
  • Foreground and background rights
  • Exploitation and protection of new IP

Termination and management of contracts

  • Termination triggers (on notice, breach, insolvency, patent challenge)
  • Drafting tips and things to avoid
  • Dealing with the consequences in detail
  • Other matters to consider: Change of control, force majeure, renegotiation if things change
  • Governing law and the relative merits of using arbitration or the courts for dispute resolution

Provider: Management Forum

Management Forum

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Management Forum is an internationally renowned training provider organising professional conferences, seminars and in-house courses for professionals and companies in the Life Sciences and Intellectual Property sectors. With their growing programme portfolio, training specialists at Management Forum aim to provide...


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