About our Course
This course provides an overview of the key IP rights (e.g. patents, trade marks, copyright, design rights, utility models, trade secrets, know how) and associated agreements commercial lawyers experience in their day-to-day practice.
Learn which IP provisions are key to protecting your clients’ rights and how to exploit their intellectual property assets. There is a particular emphasis on patents and related agreements.
Who Should Attend?
Commercial lawyers, technology transfer & licensing professionals, business development managers, IP managers and trainee patent attorneys dealing with IP agreements.
Topics and group exercises include
Outline of Course
Overview of IP Rights (patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets, utility models, know how)
Ownership of IP Rights
US Patent Law
Determining IP Right status
Material Transfer Agreements
Assigning IP Rights
Research and Collaboration Agreements
Open Innovation Agreements
Enforcing and Challenging IP Rights (UK courts, EPO Patent Oppositions)
Due Diligence and Freedom to Operate