Drafting International R&D Collaboration & Joint Venture Agreements - 1 Day Course (London, United Kingdom - September 15, 2020) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--()--The "Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This intensive, practical one-day course will explain what you need to know and do to get the best commercial results from your R&D and joint venture agreements, whether they are operating in the UK or across borders.

When you are embarking on a project which is in partnership with another organisation, be they academia or industry, both parties will need to agree on the thorny topics of IP ownership, other common provisions and the type of collaboration structure that will suit them both. The allocation of risk and ancillary aspects such as confidentiality, material transfer agreements and heads of terms also have to be wrestled with.

Why you should attend

  • Understand the full extent of the project and each party's role and responsibility
  • Appreciate the substantial impact that intellectual property rights have upon your agreement
  • Explore the benefits of each of the key collaboration structures and which one is the best fit for your commercial objectives
  • Understand the most important common provisions, which you should recognise and deal with correctly
  • Recognise the key points to consider when contracting internationally
  • Get answers from our expert on areas of particular concern and discuss current issues with other delegates engaged in similar activities

Agenda:

Introduction and overview of the topics

Project nature/scope and parties' roles and responsibilities

  • Contract services
  • Joint R&D
  • Objectives
  • Contributions
  • Obligations and deliverables
  • Responsibility for outcome/allocation of risks

IP ownership, rights of use and other issues

  • Background and types of IP
  • Foreground IP
  • Improvements
  • Sole, joint and segmented ownership and rights of use

Other common provisions in international contracts

  • Confidentiality
  • Change control provisions
  • Payment arrangements
  • Exclusivity and non-compete
  • Avoidance of conflicts
  • Acceptance arrangements
  • Limitations on liability
  • Termination and withdrawal
  • Code of conduct
  • Choice of law and jurisdiction

Competition law and the impact of Brexit

  • EU and UK competition law
  • Key legislation
  • Applying the Block Exemptions
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • The impact of Brexit on R&D and JV agreements and steps to take

Software agreements

  • Scope of works
  • Acceptance process
  • Third-party licenses
  • Usual restrictions
  • Maintenance and support/service levels

Types of party and their priorities

  • Commercial
  • Universities
  • Charities
  • Funders

Types of collaboration structure

  • Contractual joint venture
  • Non-corporate joint venture
  • Joint company

Ancillary agreements

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Heads of terms

Case study workshop

  • Interactive discussions on example contracts
  • Practical drafting exercises

Speakers:

Rebecca Attree

Attree & Co

Rebecca Attree, Company Commercial Solicitor at Attree & Co, her own international commercial law practice that she set up in 1995. She is also an experienced mediator and trainer based in London. Previously she worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons. Rebecca has more than 25 years' experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and resolving disputes. She has particular expertise in advising on high value cross-border agreements that raise issues of competition law, applicable law and jurisdiction. She has expertise in drafting compliance policies and has advised numerous clients operating within the EU on competition law aspects of their commercial agreements such as joint ventures, agency, distribution, licences, transfer of technology and research and development agreements. As a mediator, Rebecca has been involved in resolving a number of disputes that raise competition law issues, including one between 25 parties resulting from a CMA enquiry into a market sector.

Rebecca devises courses and provides training to business executives and solicitors in Europe on corporate and commercial law topics. Her style is interactive and engaging, using examples from her own experience, with opportunities for discussion and questions and answers.

As an Accredited Mediator, Rebecca assists parties to find successful long-term solutions to complex disputes, without the cost of going to court or arbitration. Her main sectors of expertise are mediating commercial contracts, aviation, property, construction and family office. She is fully accredited to mediate in the UK, the US, and online, and has considerable experience of international disputes.

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Contacts

ResearchAndMarkets.com
Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900