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Understand the importance of Intellectual property and how it impacts partnering deals

2024 Course dates to be announced.


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Course Overview

Ownership of IP is an essential ingredient for a successful partnering deal, yet can present a knowledge gap for non-legal professionals. This course will present you with the key information to understand what is meant by IP, the types of IP available, focusing on patents, and how IP can impact the partnering process.

Course Benefits

Unique course: A topic that is rarely covered but is increasingly necessary for a global industry, the course is newly developed for EBD Academy 

Experienced instructor: learn the ins and outs of collaborations in a rapidly changing industry from a seasoned instructor with 30 years of experience in the international life science industry 

Global reach through digital delivery: Accessible from anywhere in the world with on-demand modules that allow you to learn at your own pace. 

Specifically for biotech: This course addresses how to navigate issues specific to life science collaborations, including data sharing, regulatory considerations, and legal frameworks  

What will you learn?

Types of IP

Understand the different types of Intellectual Property (IP) protection and how they work

Protecting IP

Examine what drives the need to protect inventions


Delve into patents: their parts, scope, and limitations

IP Strategy

Learn how your IP strategy impacts partnering opportunities

IP Due Diligence

Explore ownership issues, patent status, and patent scope

Alliance Management

Discover how patenting strategy and licensing can impact partner relations and how to plan for the conclusion of a deal


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Brought to you by EBD Group, EBD Academy courses enhance key skills and competencies that enable you to successfully navigate biopharma business development. With a combination of in-person and online courses throughout the year, EBD Academy gives you the ability to conduct courses from anywhere in the world by accessing training materials and subject matter experts online. Our courses are developed and delivered by EBD Group’s expert network. EBD Group specializes in bringing people together, whether face-to-face at one of our life sciences partnering events, or virtually through our online community of dealmakers and thought leaders. Over the past two decades, our products and services have grown to become the heart of a highly networked ecosystem of industry collaborators. EBD Academy offers in-person, pre-event, courses at some of EBD Group’s flagship partnering conferences like BIO-Europe and BIO-Europe Spring as well as virtual courses alongside the partnering events. We look forward to providing you with industry-leading business development training.