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Seminar on Collaboration and Negotiation of Cross-Border Research and Development and Technology Transfer Agreements

Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, LES Singapore and The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Singapore, Monday, December 6, 2010


Technology transfer is the all-important intersection between science and business, where technology and innovation are developed into commercially viable cutting-edge products that are sought-after in today’s rapidly changing world. Innovation and intellectual property (IP) are essential to such technology-based research and development (R&D) projects. Protecting technology transfers by agreements requires knowledge and understanding on vital issues such as issues pertaining to associated IP, choice of law clauses and the appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms in order to ensure success for all parties concerned in such collaborations.

This seminar will bring together leading speakers from industry, universities, research organisations and legal practice to present their perspectives and experience in R&D and licensing agreements, on issues pertaining to agreements in a cross-border context, and provide insight as to likely pitfalls and areas of potential disputes.

This seminar is organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, LES Singapore, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).


The faculty for this Seminar will consist of speakers from industry, universities, research organizations and legal practice.


The Program will consist of two sessions devoted to the following topics:

  • Cross-Border Agreements in Research and Development (R&D) and Technology Transfer: Collaborations and Negotiations – Perspectives from Technology Transfer Offices, Industry and Legal Practitioners
  • Prevention and Resolution of Disputes: WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Procedures and Case Studies in R&D and Technology Transfer Disputes

Full program

Provisional Agenda

Who should attend?

The Seminar is tailored for in-house counsel, legal practitioners, technology and industrial development professionals, and all other professionals involved in R&D and technology transfer activities.

Venue Timetable Language
Exploration Theatrette
Matrix Building, Level 4
39 Biopolis Street
Singapore 138671
Monday December 6, 2010
The program will run from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Registration and Fee

Participation Registration Fee Cancellations How to apply
Participation in this Seminar will be limited to 60 persons

Early bird rate:
(before 20 November 2010): S$35
S$25 (special rate for members of supporting organizations)

General rate:
S$40 (special rate for members of supporting organizations)
Payment may be made at door, but please register in advance by forwarding the registration form

If registered participants are unable to attend this seminar for any reason they may substitute someone else from the same organization by arrangement with LES. LES cannot offer a refund of the registration fee. Register for this seminar by completing the registration form and forwarding it together with a cheque that is crossed and made payable to "Licensing Executives Society (Singapore)" to:
Ms Sheena Jacob
LES Singapore
c/o ATMD Bird and Bird LLP
2 Shenton Way #18-01
SGX Centre 1
Singapore 068804