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Pharmaceutical Licences

5 – 6 April, 2018, Singapore

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overview

New Pharma specific case studies and examples added to course materials

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

Who Should Attend

  • 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

trainer

Byron Xavier

Director, Xavier & Associates LLC

Agenda

PROTECTING PHARMACEUTICAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Passing off
  • Trade secrets/confidential information

STRUCTURING CONTRACTS (WORKSHOPPED)

  • Formation of contracts
  • Validity of contracts
  • Structure of a contract
  • Commercial considerations

IP LICENCES

  • Form of IP Licence
  • Difference from assignment
  • Scope of use
  • Background IP
  • Dealing with foreground IP
  • Concerns of the IP Rights Owner/Licensor
  • Royalties/licence fees
  • Infringement
  • Wrongful use
  • Reputational damage
  • Sub-licensing
  • Reverse-engineering
  • Competition
  • Breach and termination

CONCERNS OF THE IP RIGHTS USER/LICENSEE

  • Royalties/licence fees
  • Duration
  • Validity and geographic coverage
  • Extent of usage
  • Ownership of new developments
  • Licence fees
  • Infringement of third party IP rights
  • Breach and termination

NEGOTIATING A BALANCED LICENCE (WORKSHOPPED)

  • Establishing intended outcomes
  • Relative bargaining positions
  • Identifying points of conflict and points of agreement
  • Win-win vs positional negotiation
  • Seven strategies of effective negotiations
  • Specific issues relating to negotiating an IP licence

DISSECTING AN ACTUAL PHARMACEUTICAL IP LICENCE (WORKSHOPPED)

CONSIDERATIONS FOR CROSS-BORDER LICENSING

  • Choice of jurisdiction
  • Selecting governing law
  • The dispute resolution process

when & where

05 - 06 Apr 2018

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6831 6062 | Fax: +65 6737 3130
Mobile No.: +65 8298 9442
Contact Person: Tan Ai Li
Email: aili.tan@meritushotels.com
Website: www.meritushotels.com

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