About our Course
This course provides an overview of the key IP rights (e.g. patents, trade marks, design rights, trade secrets, know how) and associated agreements related to licensing these rights which technology transfer and licensing professionals experience in their day-to-day practice.
Learn which IP provisions are key to protecting your clients’ interests and how to exploit their intellectual property assets. We’ll be discussing licences and other agreements with licensing provisions, examining critical clauses and looking at real life examples to give you the skills you need to execute those key agreements.
There is a particular emphasis on licensing patents.
Who Should Attend?
Are you a business development manager, technology transfer professional, licensing executive or commercial lawyer dealing with IP licence agreements in the Life Sciences and Pharma? These are competitive and fast-moving fields, where intellectual property assets can be extremely valuable and the cost of getting a licence agreement wrong can be high. Whether you’re in-licensing or out-licensing IP, it’s critical that you have a solid understanding of the legal principles that underpin what you are agreeing to
Topics and group exercises include
Outline of Course
IP Rights in Life Sciences and Pharma (patents, trade marks, designs, trade secrets)
How to read a Patent and Interpret Claims – do you/they need a licence?
Ownership of IP
Database Searching to check IP status
Infringement and Enforcement of Patents
Challenging Patents in the UK, US and before the EPO
Licensing Patents (in-Licensing/out-licensing/cross-licensing)
Key licensing provisions and considerations
Granted patent or pending application exclusive, non-exclusive, sole, cross?
Field, geographic, time restrictions?
Payment, minimum sales, royalties?
Arising IP, joint inventorship?
Right to sub-license
Other Agreements with Licensing provisions
Material Transfer Agreements
Collaborative Research Agreements
Open Innovation Agreements
Assessing the Value of a Patent/Patent Portfolio
Identifying Infringers/Potential Licencees