July 21, 2014 09:30 ( Age: 7 Years)

Start of the Summer Program

Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in Transnational IP Law and Licensing

On July 20, Bucerius Law School welcomed 53 law students and graduates from 24 countries to its summer programs. This year, Bucerius is offering two short-term English-taught tracks: one in international business law, which is being held for the seventh consecutive year, and a second in intellectual property law and licensing, which is being offered for the first time.

The brand new second program is organized jointly by Bucerius Law School and UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, United States; it is designed to build practical skills for transacting technology licenses in a transnational context. The program will provide a thorough understanding of core IP and licensing concepts, including industry practices, and will familiarize students with both the legal and business perspectives of licensing. Topics covered include an overview of IP laws relevant to licensing in various jurisdictions (primarily the U.S. and EU, with references to relevant developments in other jurisdictions), securing IP rights internationally, IP management and monetization, the mechanics and legal aspects of transferring IP rights (including a focus on EU competition regulations), structuring international license agreements, international dispute resolution and industry-specific licensing strategies. Two site visits to worldwide-operating enterprises (Google and Airbus), with discussions of the companies’ own international licensing experience and strategies, round out the program.

The academic curriculum is complimented by a diverse schedule of extracurricular programing. Activities include a visit to the Bucerius Art Forum, a Hamburg bus tour, guided tour of the city hall and much more.

Please click here for the detailed schedule...