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Research and Markets: Technology Licensing Masterclass Seminar, London - 01 Jul 2014 at The Rembrandt Hotel

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kxcs4g/technology) has announced the addition of the "Technology Licensing Masterclass (Seminar, London)" conference to their offering.

The Technology Licensing Masterclass will take place on 01 Jul 2014 at The Rembrandt Hotel, London

A detailed examination of the terms of patent, know-how and software licence agreements, including legal, drafting, technical, commercial, financial and practice issues

This advanced level seminar provides a detailed examination of the terms of patent, know-how and software licence agreements, including legal, drafting, technical, commercial, financial and practice issues.

Topics covered include:

- Getting the scope of the licence right

- General versus specific obligations

- Minimising risk

- Clear and favourable payment terms

- Preliminary agreements

- Boilerplate clauses

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

- Examine and discuss the detailed issues that arise when drafting and negotiating technology licence agreements

- Take time away from the pressure of live negotiations to handle the range of legal, technical, commercial, financial and practice issues that may come up

- Exchange experiences and ideas on best practice and negotiation with delegates from across Europe

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

- Technology Transfer Managers

- Commercial Executives/Managers

- Business Development Managers

- Lawyers

- Legal Advisors

- IP Professionals

ACCREDITATION

This course merits 6 hours under the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority self-accreditation scheme (ref. CJA/MAFO) and may also be relevant training under the IPReg CPD self-accreditation scheme.

DOCUMENTATION

Participants will receive a course material folder containing comprehensive documentation provided by the seminar leader, which will be a valuable source of reference for the future.

A Certificate of Attendance for Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the seminar

Programme

09.30 - Introduction and overview of the day

09.45 - Grant of licence rights

- Scope of licence: permitted acts, exclusivity, sub-licensing, improvements, licences-back

- Getting the definitions right: intellectual property, products, fields, territories, etc

10.30 - Performance obligations - Development and commercialisation plans, reporting, committees

- General versus specific obligations (including best endeavours)

- Proving non-performance; consequences of non-performance

11.00 - Coffee

11.15 - Risk allocation

- Warranties and disclaimers; due diligence

- Liability and indemnities; insurance

12.00 - Practical exercises

12.30 - Discussion of answers to exercises

12.45 - Lunch

13.45 - Payments

- Fees, milestone payments, royalties, net sales, net revenues, profit-sharing, etc

- Drafting ambiguities in payment terms

- Accounting, auditing, statements, payment terms

- Tax issues

15.15 - Tea

15.30 - Case study

- Reviewing a bad licence agreement

16.15 - Boilerplate clauses

- Termination and its consequences

- Dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration, litigation, choice of law

- Assignment and change of control; non-compete obligations

17.00 - Close of seminar

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kxcs4g/technology

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