WIPO and Kellogg School of Management Offer Executive Program on Intellectual Property Management in the Biotech Sector

Geneva, March 26, 2007

To meet the growing demand for high quality intellectual property management executive programs, the Worldwide Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has teamed up with the Kellogg School of Management – a leading business school - to offer an executive program "Biotechnology: Strategies for Management of Intellectual Property." 

Designed for legal professionals, business development and commercialization personnel, scientists involved with intellectual property (IP) issues in companies/universities, technology transfer managers and executives involved in licensing, this course will be offered at the Kellogg campus in Chicago, from June 11 to 14, 2007. Interested participants may register online for this program at http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/execed/sipm/chg_jun_07/index.html

This course is designed to expose participants to the various organizational skills needed so as to confidently develop, analyze and negotiate the IP of their corporation. Faculty from Kellogg School of Management and WIPO will explain the strategic issues involved in IP management. A number of guest speakers will also address the program.  

Faculty include:

  • James Conley, Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management
  • Holger Ernst, Professor and Chair, Technology innovation management, WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Thomas Lys, Eric L. Kohler Chair in Accounting, Kellogg School of Management
  • Anil Sinha, Head, Research & Executive Program, WIPO Worldwide Academy (Academic Director)
  • Scott Stern, Research Director, Center for Biotechnology, Associate Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
  • Anthony Taubman, Acting Director and Head, Emerging Global IP Issues pision, WIPO
  • Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations, Management and Organization, Kellogg School of Management
  • Sangeeta Vohra, Associate Director and Adjunct Professor, Center for Biotechnology, Kellogg School of Management (Academic Director)

The course will cover the following components: 

  • Issues involved in management of intellectual property
  • Strategic decision making tools for licensing
  • Mergers and Successful license agreements: How to make sense of mergers/acquisitions, criteria for decision making, financial methods, due diligence
  • Effectively negotiate to derive maximum benefits from your assets: Learn how to use negotiation skills to generate cooperation and profits in highly competitive environments using hands-on examples
  • Strategies to create a strong IP management department: Learn what goals to establish for your department, tools needed from disclosure to patents, patent litigation management with key examples from the industry
  • Emerging global IP issues (including traditional knowledge and genetic resources)
  • Patent protection in emerging economies

For full course details, applicants can visit: https://www.wipo.int/academy/en/execed/sipm/chg_jun_07/index.html or write to:execed.academy@wipo.int ; Website: https://www.wipo.int/academy/en/execed/

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