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

July 20 - August 8, 2014
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany


WEEK 1

July 20          

  • Welcome Reception

July 21

  • Orientation Program
  • Introduction; Presentation of Factual Summary; License Structure

July 22

  • IP Management and Licensing: A Business Perspective
  • U.S. Contract Principles; Term Sheet; IP Laws in a Licensing Context

July 23

  • Site Visit to Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Visit to Bucerius Kunst Forum

July 24

  • EU Contract Principles
  • EU Trademark Law and Licensing

July 25

  • Cross-Border Licensing of Trademarks
  • Overview of U.S. Patent Law


WEEK 2

July 28

  • IP License Drafting Principles
  • IP Exhaustion Issues as Related to Cross-Border Licensing

July 29

  • Competition Law Aspects Relevant to Patent Licensing
  • License Deal in the Biotech / Pharma Industry

July 30

  • Patent Licensing under FRAND terms
  • Introduction to Copyright from a U.S. Perspective (Focus on Software)

July 31

  • Overview of EU Copyright Law Relevant to Licensing; Cross-Border Transfers of Copyrighted Goods

August 1-3       

  • Study Trip to Berlin


WEEK 3

August 4    

  • Practical Aspects of IP Licensing
  • Guided Walking Tour through Speicherstadt and HafenCity

August 5

  • Site Visit to Google Germany GmbH
  • BBQ with the ITLOS Summer Academy

August 6

  • Negotiation Workshop

August 7

  • Negotiation Workshop

August 8

  • Exam
  • Farewell Ceremony