World Intellectual Property Organization

Workshop on International R&D and Technology Transfer Contracts – Negotiations, Intellectual Property Rights and Dispute Resolution

Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, the Magister Lvcentinvs/Fundación General (University of Alicante) and AIPPI Grupo Español
Alicante, Friday, March 11, 2011


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  
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  
14.10 - 14.40 Coffee Break
14.40 - 15.40 Choice of Law, Jurisdiction and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Technology Transfer  
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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