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Course - US and EU Licensing,  Law and Best Practices
US and EU Licensing
Law & Best Practices
2019-12-23 2020-04-24 Steigenberger Hotel München Berliner Str. 85 80805 München +49 89 159 061-0 +49 89 159 061-712

US & EU Licensing

Law & Best Practices

This course provides drafting and negotiating advice for EU practitioners, with precise references to existing US law.
Topics
  • European vs. US License Agreements: Principal Differences
  • Drafting Patent License Agreements
  • Issues in International Licenses: Language, Choice of Law, Negotiating Agreements
  • Unpatented Technology Agreements: CDA, Royalty Base etc.
  • Implied Licenses/Patent Exhaustion: Estoppels etc.
  • Avoiding Antitrust and Misuse Issues

This distinguishes our event

85%
'High quality, high content density, great presenters, high value for my professional day-to-day life' Dr. Stephan Gürtler, Senior Patent Counsel, Merck KGaA (Germany)
90%
'excellent material, good practice.' Göran Calås, Patent Counsel, Husqvarna AB (Sweden)

Aims and objectives

This course highlights principal differences between the European law system and the US 'common' law systems and explains main 'tricks' and 'traps' to be taken into account by European practitioners when drafting license contracts. The course will focus on drafting and negotiating advice for EU practitioners, with precise references to existing US law.

The course lays the groundwork for a clause by clause examination of all significant elements of a patent licensing agreement. Focus is on how and why each provision serves the business needs of theparties while remaining legally viable.
Who should attend
Do you work as a corporate IP/patent/legal counsel or professional or as a patent attorney/attorney-at-law in private practice and deal with licensing issues?

Then this course is designed for you. Knowledge of IP law is required.
Speakers
Your speakers
D. Brian Kacedon
U.S. Patent Attorney, Partner, Finnegan LLP, Washington, D.C. (USA)

Erik Verbraeken
Deputy General Counsel, Valeo S.A., Paris (France)

Timothy J. May
U.S. Patent Attorney, Partner, Finnegan LLP, Washington, D.C. (USA)


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