ASTP Technology Licensing Masterclass 24 March 2011, Schiphol airport Draft programme
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Introduction Grant of rights Disclaimers, warranties, liability and indemnities Coffee break Performance obligations Practical exercises (in groups) Discussion of answers Lunch break Preliminary agreements: term sheets, CDAs, options Payment terms Tea break Review of bad licence agreement (in groups) Discussion of answers Legal issues: law & jurisdiction; competition laws Finish
Course leader Mark Anderson is an English solicitor (attorney) who has 27 years’ experience of drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements. Prior to starting Anderson & Company, in 1994, he spent 7 years in the intellectual property department of Bristows, a specialist firm of intellectual property lawyers in London, and before that he was an in-house lawyer at British Maritime Technology Limited for 3 years. Most of his clients are biotech, IT and other technology-based companies (Europe, North America, Australasia), or the technology transfer departments of universities in Northern Europe. He is the author or co-author of several books on contract drafting and intellectual property subjects, including: • • • •
Drafting Agreements in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries (OUP, looseleaf) rd Technology Transfer (Bloomsbury, 3 edn, 2010) nd Modern Law of Patents (2 edn, chapter on transactions, LexisNexis 2009), and nd Drafting Confidentiality Agreements (Law Society, 2 edn, 2005).
Versions of his template agreements for patent and know-how licensing are currently in use at several UK universities. He is one of the course leaders of the Advanced Licensing course given by PraxisUnico in the UK and of the Fundamentals of Technology Transfer course given by ASTP. As well as being an English solicitor, Mark is a Certified Licensing Professional, a Registered Technology Transfer Professional, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. He is a member of the UK Patent Office’s Business to Business Licensing advisory group, he has written training materials on IP licensing for the European Patent Office, and he is accredited as an arbitrator by the World Intellectual Property Organization. He is an honorary research associate at University College London and a member of the Intellectual Property Working Party of the Law Society of England and Wales.