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2-Day Seminar: Reviewing & Negotiating Technology Transfer & Licensing Agreements (London, UK - June 2-3, 2020) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

March 9, 2020 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 9, 2020--

The “Reviewing and Negotiating Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Providing key legal and commercial skills essential to secure a successful agreement.

Technology transfer and licensing agreements are frequently used by commercial entities and public or quasi-public bodies for the development of new business prospects and for cross-border expansion. This two-day seminar will give practical advice on the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful deal.

The programme offers a comprehensive overview of all the key matters to be considered - by the licensor and the licensee - when dealing with international technology transfer and licensing agreements.

This seminar is not jurisdiction-specific and is therefore ideal for those working both in the UK and overseas.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to critically review the terms in international technology transfer and licensing agreements
  • Assess the benefits and concerns of the contracting parties under an international technology transfer and licensing agreement
  • Understand EU law governing international technology transfer and licensing agreements
  • Review the impact of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
  • Draft and negotiate key terms in an international technology transfer and licensing agreement more effectively
  • Effectively negotiate royalty rates to the best commercial advantage
  • Understand and advise on cross-jurisdictional concerns and key terms

By attending this course you will:

  • Understand how to critically review the terms in an international technology transfer and licensing agreement
  • Learn how to assess the benefits and concerns of the contracting parties under an international technology transfer and licensing agreement
  • Gain knowledge of EU law governing international technology transfer and licensing agreements
  • Be able to draft and negotiate key terms in an international technology transfer and licensing agreement more effectively
  • Findout how to negotiate royalty rates more successfully
  • Appreciate and be able to better advise on cross-jurisdictional concerns and key terms

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and draft international technology transfer and licensing agreements
  • Draft and negotiate key terms more effectively
  • Understand and advise on cross-jurisdictional concerns and key terms

Agenda

Day One

Competition law - introduction

  • Goals of competition policy
  • Role of the institutions and the Member States
  • Individual remedies
  • Standard of proof
  • Article 101 TFEU - anti-competitive agreements, decisions and concerted practices
  • Agreement, decision or concerted practice exists
  • Effect on trade between Member States
  • Object or effect of the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition
  • Impact of the de Minimis doctrine on the application of Article 101(1)
  • Article 101(3) TFEU - exemption

PRACTICAL EXERCISE: Competition law and its effect on trade

Competition law - technology-related block exemptions

  • Vertical Restraints Block Exemptions (VRBER 2010)
    • Market thresholds and scope of application
  • Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (TTBER 2014)
    • Scope and restrictions
  • Block exemption governing R&D

PRACTICAL EXERCISE: VRBER and TTBER

Technology transfer agreements

  • Set-up - licence and assignment
  • Strategic and legal concerns of the prospective licensor
  • Key concerns reviewed
    • Term
    • Assignment
    • IP
    • Liability, disclaimers and indemnities
  • Benefits and disadvantages of licensing technology
  • Sub-licensing considerations
  • Legal safeguards during the pre-negotiation phase

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Review of a technology licence

  • Review of the template agreement with particular reference to the key clauses, strategic considerations and drafting techniques
  • Discuss issues relating to the negotiation and execution of a technology licence

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Negotiation of a technology licence

Using a case scenario, participants will draft and negotiate a technology licence with particular reference to key commercial terms, inter alia:

  • Grant
  • Fees and royalties
  • Rights to improvements
  • Rights to new products and grant-back clauses
  • IP and confidentiality

Day Two

Dispute resolution mechanisms

  • Overview
  • Features of the key mechanisms
  • Advantages and disadvantages associated with the key mechanisms
  • Arbitration
  • Why arbitrate?
  • Disadvantages of arbitrating
  • Ad hoc arbitration vs institutional arbitration
  • Drafting concerns in relation to arbitration agreements
    • Seat of arbitration
    • Evidential rules of the arbitration
    • Preliminary relief
    • Confidentiality
  • Arbitration agreements checklist and essential drafting tools

International contract disputes

  • Jurisdiction
  • Jurisdiction rules under EU law
  • Jurisdiction agreements and their status in EU law
  • Choice of law rules
  • Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments
  • Review of the impact of the Withdrawal Agreement (Brexit deal/ no deal)

PRACTICAL EXERCISE: Jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements

R&D agreements

  • Key concerns reviewed
    • Ownership and right to use

Ancillary agreements

  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Materials transfer agreement
  • Memorandum of understanding
  • Option agreement

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Arbitration

  • Review of an arbitration agreement
  • Negotiation of an arbitration agreement

For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/2d6x0c

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