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Intellectual Property Rights and Contract Management

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe's training centre (FTU) offers a training course on Intellectual Property Rights and Contract Management in Brussels, Belgium, on 11-12 May 2009.

11 May 2009 - 12 May 2009
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Good management of intellectual property rights and the knowledgeable management of contracts are two fundamental aspects of managing projects successfully. These processes are crucial for research managers and administrators concerned with contracts and project management in research institutions, universities, the public sector and corporate organisations.

This two-day workshop focuses on best practice in each of these areas: what is essential, what is advisable, and what are the pitfalls to be avoided. Participants will learn how most effectively to deal with the material they work with: to protect the intellectual property rights in it, to commercially exploit it and to add value, and also how to handle third party material legitimately. They will understand how to construct, review, negotiate and manage contracts which will deliver appropriate results within today’s dynamic business environment.

The focus is practical, by means of lecturing and participation through discussions, examples and case studies. Commercial strategies are emphasised. An EU perspective will be taken.

The following topics will be covered:
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
- IPR in today’s business environment
- Confidentiality and IPR
- Copyright
- Protecting electronic works
- EU Database Right
- Escrow
- Patents and trade marks

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
- Contract structures and processes
- Legal parameters
- Standard terms and conditions
- Negotiating strategies
- Continuing contract management processes
- Understanding and overcoming contract problems
- Risk management

The course is designed for project managers, program managers, team leaders, project professionals and staff involved in international projects.

Date: 11 – 12 May 2009

Course fee: 795 EUR

The fee includes tuition, documentation, morning coffees, sandwich lunches, afternoon teas, refreshment drinks.

Tutor: Dr. Rachel Burnett, Solicitor, Burnett IT Legal Services, London, UK.

Venue: Helmholtz Office, Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

For further information please contact Rudolf Woeste rudolf.woeste@ftu.fzk.de.