The assignment and licensing of intellectual property is becoming pervasive in business as information assets have soared in importance. Businesses regularly buy or license technology from third parties, sell or license their own intellectual property to generate revenue, or cross-license their technology in exchange for the technology of a third-party in order to expand its technology base. In this course, we will look at the assignment and licensing of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, including highlighting issues that distinguish these agreements from one another and from other common transactions, such as sales or leases. We will review and discuss the respective clauses that appear in intellectual property licensing agreements, all with an emphasis on enabling students to deal intelligently with the negotiation and drafting of such agreements. While a science or engineering background is not required, it is strongly recommended that students have a working familiarity with the different types of intellectual property law before taking this class.
Overview of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for inventors, engineers, corporate citizens, start-up companies, students, faculty, and staff who want to understand the interplay between various types of intellectual property.
How You Will Benefit
Gain knowledge regarding the monetization of intellectual property assets.
Expand your knowledge of intellectual property law.
Aid clients in their negotiations involving the assignment/licensing of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Differences between assignments and licenses
Is it an agreement or a license and why does it matter?
Required clauses in assignments for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
Common provisions for drafting IP license agreements
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