IP Agreements: R&D Agreements and more
- Contract research and R&D cooperation
- Cooperation with universities
- IP transfer
- Non disclosure agreements
- Choice of law, jurisdiction, arbitration clauses
Aims and objectivesThis advanced course shall enable the participants to address complex situations when designing and negotiating IP related agreements, in particular in cross-border projects. They will receive guidance in how to achieve the best results when doing business in a complex environment.
The speakers will cover a broad range of contractual scenarios, such as R&D, sale of an IP portfolio, licensing of patents, know how and trademarks, as well as complementary agreements like NDAs and LOIs. With respect to all agreements, example clauses will be provided and discussed. The course will also include an overview of the pertinent EU-antitrust law (in particular the Block Exemptions for technology transfer and for R&D agreements).
09:00 - 17:00
- Contract research/R&D cooperation
- Costs and benefits
- Existing rights of the parties
- Results and other future rights
- Employee inventors and remuneration
- Antitrust law, in particular EU Block Exemption Regulation for R&D
- Cooperation with universities
- Identification and definition of rights
- Representations and warranties
- Regulations regarding transitional period
- Non Disclosure Agreements
- Elements of a R&D Agreement
- Discussion on the basis of sample clauses
Alfred is a Senior Vice President Licensing with Technicolor (ex-Thomson). He is also a a Past President of LES France and was responsible for the LESI Electronics, IT and Telecommunications Committee for several years. Alfred has more han 20 years of experience in patent valorisation and in negotiating license agreements worth several tens of million euros. He has joint Thomson after several years as Senior Manager with Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Alfred has been recognized by IAM as one of The World's leading IP strategists (IAM 300).
Jens Kunzmann is partner in the law firm C·B·H Cornelius Bartenbach Haesemann & Partner. He studied law in Germany and England. During his whole career in private practice and as in-house counsel, he has been working almost exclusively in the field of intellectual property, with a particular focus on licensing, R&D cooperation and employee inventions. Jens Kunzmann lectures at the Universities in Cologne and Münster and is the author of numerous publications on different IP topics.
NL 1054 Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 6075555
Fax: +31 20 60075511
- Scope of license
- License fees
- Actions against infringers
- Know how protection
- Antitrust law
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