Understanding Your Intellectual Property Rights & The Licensing of IPRs
Guide to the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights such as Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights through suitable Licensing Agreements
How to Leverage Your IPR as a Strategic Component in Your Business Strategy
IPR is a highly valuable Intangible asset that can be deployed as a critical competitive advantage for your business. Effective protection of your IPR is financially rewarding as it can be sold or licensed. For example, local company Creative Technology was awarded and received a $100 Million settlement from Apple for the infringement of their Music Player Patent.
Globally, billions are spent on the Commercialization & Protection of IPR
Every business possesses such intangible assets whether they are aware of it or not. Your Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets are your organisation’s assets. This is why it is extremely important for you to understand and determine what is your companies IPR and learn how to protect your IPR through suitable legal instruments such as a proper licence agreement.
1 Day Workshop on the Licensing of IPR
This highly practical course will provide you with a introduction of the fundamentals of IPR and discuss the basic issues involved in deciding the best way to commercialize your IPR.
The course will also discuss the issues involved in deciding whether to enter into a licence agreement; the significance of critical terms in IPR licence agreements that you need to look out for and, most importantly, how to manage risks when commercializing one’s IPR including but not limited to a discussion of liability and infringement clauses.
- Determine what is your company’s intellectual property (IP) and how to manage it effectively as a business strategy
- Understanding key aspects of the licensing of IP – particularly for Trademarks, Copyright and Patents
- Understanding the different types of licensing agreements including but not limited to the Copyright Licensing Agreement, Trademark Licensing Agreement and Technology Licensing Agreement
- Introduction to Copyright, Patents and Trademarks, (IP Rights)
- The importance of IP Rights for your business
- Overview of licensing for IP Rights
Licensing versus assignment
- Meaning and differences
- Rights of the exclusive licensee
- Advantages and disadvantages for the licensor and the licensee
- Formalities and registration requirements
Dealings with licences
- The know-how/technology licence
- The implied licence (in the real world and on the world wide web)
- The franchise licence
- Software licensing
- Other licences
Issues in licensing
- The right of repair
- Parallel imports and the grey market
- Competition law
- Compulsory licensing
- Statutory licensing
Review of the key terms of a sample licence agreement including but not limited to:
- Field of use
- Ownership and use of foreground and background IP
- Grant back provisions
Who will benefit?
This workshop is highly relevant for
- Business Owners, CEOs, company directors, financial controllers, marketing managers, business advisors, bankers, IT, Product managers, engineers, officers,
- Industry developers, business developers, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals, Research administrators, contracts managers,
- Consultants, company secretaries, administrators, credit executives, finance and operation executives
- Licensing professionals, patent agents, technical directors, research managers, researchers and scientists
- ANYONE who is interested to know Intellectual Property Rights Management.
Intellectual Property (IP) Strategist: Mr Mirza Khaleel Namazie (Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore)
Khaleel was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994. He is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales. He read for a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the National University of Singapore and for a Master’s Degree in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, the component subjects which were Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications Law, Electronic Banking Law and Internet Law.
Apart from his experience in advising local and international clients in private practice on a variety of commercial, corporate and litigation matters, Khaleel worked in the Asia Pacific Legal Department of Hewlett-Packard Singapore Pte Ltd as a Commercial Contracts Manager with special responsibility for the Asia Emerging Countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam and with Singapore Telecommunications Limited as Senior Legal Counsel as part of the SingTel Global Offices team. During that time, he was also responsible for negotiating the legal aspects of a number of high value telecommunications and IT agreements with a significant number of Fortune 500 companies.