This intensive, practical one-day course will explain what you need to know and do to get the commercial results from your R&D and joint venture agreements in 2019, 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 topic of IP ownership, other common provisions and the type of collaboration structure that will suit them both. The allocation of risk and ancillary agreements such as confidentiality, material transfer agreements and heads of terms also have to be wrestled with.
Introduction and overview of the topics
Project nature/scope and parties’ roles and responsibilities
IP ownership, rights of use and other issues
Other common provisions in international contracts
Competition law and the impact of Brexit
Types of party and their priorities
Types of collaboration structure
Case study workshop
Rebecca Attree, M.A. (Cantab) is a qualified solicitor, experienced civil and commercial mediator and trainer, based in London. As a mediator, Rebecca facilitates parties to resolve commercial contract disputes that frequently relate to joint ventures and intellectual property rights. Rebecca worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons before setting up her own international commercial law practice, Attree & Co in 1995. Rebecca has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting cross-border collaboration and joint venture agreements and licensing software agreements. She has considerable knowledge of international law, intellectual property law, competition law, drafting commercial contracts and dispute resolution. She has also trained thousands of lawyers and business executives over the last 25 years in Europe and beyond, on a wide range of commercial law topics. She is the author of ‘International Commercial Agreements’ (Thorogood), a contributor to ‘European Economic Interest Groups’ (Jordans) and co-editor with Patrick Kelly of ‘European Product Liabilities’ (Butterworths).