Seminar on Open Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights and Dispute Resolution in European Research Collaborations

Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organizations (KOWI)
Cologne, Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Intellectual property rights are valuable assets for R&D collaborations and commercial transactions. An increasing amount of cross-border Open Innovation co-operations involve IP-related interaction between universities, research organizations, companies, suppliers and customers. The complex nature of such transactions may give rise to disputes involving parties from different countries with different business, legal and cultural backgrounds, as well as attitudes and expectations.‬

This seminar will focus on the concept of Open Innovation and its implementation in projects and partnering networks. Representatives from universities, technology licensing offices and companies will present their experience with contract negotiations, intellectual property and dispute resolution. The seminar is organized on the occasion of the 23rd KoWi Annual Conference on European Union Research Funding (KoWi-Bundestagung) organized by the The UAS7 German Universities of Applied Sciences and the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi).


The faculty for this Workshop will consist of speakers from industry, universities, and technology transfer offices, research organizations and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


The Program will consist of sessions devoted to the following subjects:

  • Open Innovation – New Forms of R&D collaboration
  • WIPO ADR Procedures – Trends in Dispute Resolution
  • Open Innovation in Practice – Projects and Perspectives

Full program

Provisional Agenda

Who should attend?

The workshop is tailored for lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and representatives from industry, research institutes, universities and public organizations involved in research and development and technology transfer activities.

Program Information

Venue Timetable Language
University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Raum Z28, Claudiusstr. 1, 50678 Cologne Cologne, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 The program will run from 1h30 pm to 5h30 pm German

Registration and Fee

Participation Registration Fee Cancellations
Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 50 persons If registered participants are unable to attend the workshop for any reason they may substitute someone else from the same organization by arrangement with KOWI. (see Anmeldung)

Further Information

Ms. Christina Sprenger
European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations
Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0)2 54802 10
Fax: +32 (0)2 50275 33

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