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Meeting Room 7 - The patent licensing podcast - Disputes part 1

Meeting Room 7 - The patent licensing podcast - Disputes part 1

December 15, 2021

Episode 5 of our patent licensing podcast from Meeting Room 7 focuses on disputes.

Charlotte Tillett, head of Stevens & Bolton’s life sciences group, is joined by Senior Associate Tom Collins and dispute resolution partner Catherine Penny to discuss drafting patent licence agreements in preparation for dispute. Looking at the key provisions that are needed in an agreement to properly address potential disputes, they explain the different types of provisions and the nuances involved, discussing topics including governing law, jurisdiction, dispute resolution mechanisms and enforcement.

The episode includes:

  • The meaning and impact of governing law and jurisdiction clauses, and the implications of a non-exclusive jurisdiction clause
  • What makes a good governing law choice for an international patent licence
  • Key differences between arbitration and litigation, and the advantages arbitration can bring in this type of dispute
  • Alternative dispute resolution and tiered dispute resolution mechanisms
Meeting Room 7 - The patent licensing podcast - Termination

Meeting Room 7 - The patent licensing podcast - Termination

December 2, 2021

Episode 4 of our patent licensing podcast from Meeting Room 7 focuses on termination. Charlotte Tillett, head of Stevens & Bolton’s life sciences group, is joined by Senior Associate Tom Collins and Associate Joanna Adcock to discuss what needs to be considered - by both the licensor and licensee - should an agreement need to be terminated, and how to prepare for such circumstances should they arise. The episode includes:

  • The point at which parties would normally expect a license to end
  • What rights parties have to terminate an agreement including material breach, failure to remedy and insolvency events
  • Other issues that might impact termination including change of control and validity claims
  • The practical points that arise upon termination and how parties might deal with these