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 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.
There is a particular emphasis on licensing patents.
Who Should Attend?
Technology transfer & licensing professionals, business development managers, commercial lawyers and IP managers dealing with licensing agreements in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical fields.
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