Dec
12

Christoph Rademacher: Patent and Know-How Protection – Legal Background and Transaction Practice

We are pleased to announce a presentation by Associate Professor Christoph Rademacher of School of Law, Waseda University:

Patent and Know-How Protection – Legal Background and Transaction Practice

Lecture 1: Patent Protection for Pharmaceutical Inventions: Recent Developments in the US, Japan and beyond

Patent protection is of particular importance in the pharmaceutical industry. This lecture will provide an overview of the incentives and the instruments that are available and used to obtain exclusivity for pharmaceutical inventions and improvements in the US and in Japan, and will foster a discussion of what level of protection should be awarded in different countries, including developing countries.

Lecture 2: Trade Secret Protection in Japan, the EU and the US: A Concerted Call for Change?

Trade secret protection has for a long time been an understudied subject in intellectual property law, despite its significant economic importance. This lecture will provide the background and development leading to the 2016 legislative reforms in Japan, the US and the EU, and give an outline on the requirements for protecting information in the aforementioned jurisdictions. Finally, students will discuss the level and the limitations of protection that should be granted to information owners.

Lecture 3: Patent & Know How Licensing I Lecture 4: Patent & Know How Licensing II

The aim of this lecture is to understand the structure and terminology as well as certain legal issues related to a complex IP license agreement. Following a short introduction into relevant issues, the professors will provide a negotiation fact pattern and ask students to negotiate the commercial terms for a patent and know how research cooperation and licensing arrangement. Thereafter, students will be guided through a sample agreement, and will study problematic and important parts that are often relevant in IP licensing transactions. Students should attend both lectures.


Session details

Patent Protection for Pharmaceutical Inventions: Recent Developments in the US, Japan and beyond
December 12, 13:00 - 14:30 (Seminar room 2, 3F, ALEP)

Trade Secret Protection in Japan, the EU and US: A Concerted Call for Change?
December 12, 14:45 - 16:15 (Seminar room 2, 3F ALEP)

Patent & Know How Licensing I
December 13, 9:00 - 10:30 (Seminar room 2, 3F ALEP)

Patent & Know How Licensing II
December 13, 10:45 - 12:15 (Seminar room 2, 3F ALEP)


For further information, contact Tomoe Ogaki, Administrative Assistant (GSL) on tomoe.ogaki@law.nagoya-u.ac.jp.