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Pharmaceutical Licences

M Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
24 May - 25 May, 2017

Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Grant - IRAS (Singapore-registered businesses) 
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Course Duration: 2 Days

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a working familiarity with the various forms of intellectual property relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and how to obtain licences to use them from rights owners
  • Understanding the requirements of a contract and extending that to the commercial and legal requirements for an intellectual property (IP) licence
  • Be well-equipped to understand, explain & manage a program overseeing intellectual property licences
  • Getting perspective on the risks and concerns from both sides of the agreement – from the rights owners’ position and the potential licensee’s position
  • Dealing with foreground IP and background IP and the impact these would have on a company’s business
  • Developing an awareness of the implications of cross-border transactions and how the law would affect IP rights outside the home jurisdiction
  • Mapping out the various details a licence agreement would require
  • Understanding the critical issues in order to be a more effective negotiator
  • Positional vs win-win strategies in negotiations


Course Director

  • Directors, Heads and Managers in Business Development
  • Licensing and Partnerships
  • Licensing and IP managers
  • Market Access, Market Development and Marketing professionals
  • R&D
  • In house counsel
  • Lawyers and Consulting firms


Course Director

Byron Xavier is Director of Xavier & Associates LLC.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and worked in a Singapore law firm, where he specialised in intellectual property enforcement and litigation, as well as handling commercial IP.


What past participants have said about our Course Director
“Enhanced my knowledge in contract. Ideal duration. Interesting topics discussed”
Roche Singapore Technical Operations Pte Ltd

“Improved my knowledge on basic legal terms. I understood contracts better, e.g. exclusion clauses”
Thoresen & Co (Bangkok) Ltd

“Byron is engaging, invites us to participate. Provides good examples for better understanding.”
Executive, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore

“Very practical examples were given, very lively case studies”
VP and General Counsel, Wockhardt Ltd