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