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Intl Tech Licensing Agreemnts (meets 9AM-12PM, 6/11-15; 1-4PM 6/11,12,15) (LAW-736-001)
9AM-12PM 6/11-15 & 1-4PM 6/11,12,15
The economic sector of trade in IPR’s and in goods containing products of the mind is of great economic importance. For lawyers there is a special role in preparing and structuring the transactions; in controlling as well as in follow-up and in enforcing concluded agreements. Due to the global aspect of technology cooperation the agreements to transfer property in patents and trademarks and rights-of-use in those industrial intellectual property rights (licenses) easily contain international elements. Indeed with seeking innovation comes also the search for new and broader markets.
This course runs over 24 hours of contact time; it has as its goal to familiarize the student with the entire legal context of international licensing agreements. The classes are all packed in one week of teaching. This makes it a requirement for the student to read, before the start of classes, a text of 30 pages on contract types that are closely related to the license agreement (with model forms) as well as a model license agreement. This ought to confront you as student with the challenges and to set the scene ultimately for your questions and for my guidance in a detailed course on drafting and pointing to possible causes of dispute.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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(1) An introductory book of about 100 pages, entitled: Exchanging value – Negotiating Technology Licensing agreements – A training manual, published by WIPO and International Trade Center (both established in Geneva), written by by J. Stonier, J. Erauw and others, which can be purchased in copied form through the Faculty-secretariat in the Law School. (2) A text written by Johan Erauw on sample agreements closely related to the license ( pages) and one on sample clauses for the licensing agreement itself ( pages) are both provided in electronic form and are also taken up in the syllabus. (3) Other materials, such as the slides of all the classes, legislative sources, court decisions and commentary shall be made available by way of handouts in class. All such other materials will also be posted on the internet site for the course at “myWCL”.
First Class Readings
Read before Monday 11th June the prescribed text on: “Types of Agreements related to Licensing Agreements & the Draft License Agreement.” (See syllabus, p.12-p.52)
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):