martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

Workshop on International R&D and Technology Transfer Contracts

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center,
the Magister Lvcentinvs/Fundación General (University of Alicante)
and the Spanish Group of AIPPI are organising a
to be held in Alicante on 11th March 2011

This workshop will provide an overview of relevant agreements including RTD contracts, material transfer agreements and licensing agreements. Leading professionals from the European Commission, universities, companies, technology transfer offices and law firms will present their experience and best practices. Discussion topics will include the use of model agreements, specific questions arising in projects funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), commercialization of IP assets, the consequences of choice of law clauses in terms of IP protection and the performance of a contract, and the use of alternative dispute resolution systems.

Full program:
09.00-09.10: Welcome
Manuel Palomar, Vice-chancellor of Research, University of Alicante
Ignacio de Castro, Deputy Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

09.10-10.10: Agreements in R&D and Technology Transfer: Best Practices and Model Agreements
Lorenz Kaiser, Division Director for Legal and Contractual Affairs, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Pirjo Welroos, Head of IP-sector, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, European Commission, Joint Research Center
Raul Bercovitz, Estudio Jurídico Alberto Bercovitz – Abogados

10.10-10.40: Coffee Break

10.40-11.40: Contract Negotiations, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution in International Research Collaborations – Perspectives from Universities, Research Organizations, SMEs and Large Companies
Claus Ruetsch, Head Legal Diagnostics, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Corporate Legal Department
Theo Stamatiadis, Centre de Recerça i Investigació de Catalunya (CRIC)
Victor Saez, Intellectual Property Officer, Fusion for Energy (F4E)

11.40-12.10: Agreements in FP7 Projects – Frequent Questions to the IPR Helpdesk: Contract Negotiations, Project Management, IP and Dispute Resolution
Alicia Blaya, SGITT – OTRI/Former Head of the IPR Helpdesk Legal Department, Universidad de Alicante

12.10-13.10: Lunch Break

13.10-14.10: Negotiating Royalties - Commercializing Intellectual Property Assets
Francisco Moreno, Technology Transfer Director, Fundación Marcelino Botín
Jose Pablo Zamorano, Centro Superior de Investigación Científicas (CSIC), Commercialization Department, Life Sciences Area
Colm Ahern, ELZABURU

14.10-14.40: Coffee Break

14.40 - 15.40: Choice of Law, Jurisdiction and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Technology Transfer
Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella, University of Alicante
Ignacio de Castro, Deputy Director WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, ELZABURU

15.40-16.00: Coffee Break

16.00-18.00: Case study – Mediation Related to Royalty Rates Provision of License Agreement under the WIPO Mediation Rules

18.00-18.10: Closing Remarks
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