Licensing Academy in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, July 1, 2017

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This two-week program has been developed for international lawyers, technology managers and scientific professionals in the public sector or small-to-medium enterprises who want to understand successful U.S. models of intellectual property management. Participants will learn strategies and tactics for managing intellectual property (IP) that maximize the commercial success and public benefit of their research and development investments.

The course will cover topics such as U.S. and international IP protection, IP management for commercialization, licensing, IP issues in negotiating an international agreement, starting IP and technology transfer offices, start-ups and spin-offs from public-sector institutions. To reinforce classroom presentations, the program will be based on lectures, hands-on case studies and field visits to Silicon Valley, Napa or to the greater Sacramento area.

This unique course is hosted by the UC Davis School of Law and the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA). Lecturers include world renowned instructors from the UC Davis School of Law and other prominent law schools, outstanding legal practitioners and business technology transfer experts representing major U.S. firms.

This is a 10-day program designed for lawyers and non-lawyers to attend together.

Academic credit from the Licensing Academy seminar may be applied toward the summer International Commercial Law LL.M. This seminar also qualifies for continuing legal education credit (CLE) in New York and California.


Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, July 1, 2017

We strongly recommend enrolling at least eight weeks before the program start date to ensure adequate time for the local U.S. embassy in your country to process the necessary visa for entering the U.S. We have been informed by past participants that U.S. embassies in some countries can take from four-six weeks to process non-immigrant visas (student, business or tourist).

Application fee: U.S. $150 (nonrefundable)

Tuition: U.S. $3,230

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from developing countries to cover tuition and/or travel.

On-campus dormitories are not available during this program.

Hotel Information

Rooms for program participants will be held at a special rate at Hallmark Inn, a comfortable hotel within easy walking distance of the classrooms. For more information, please contact Kathy Esparza at PIPRA ( after February 1, 2017.

Hotel rates for 2016 started at $950 per person for double occupancy (with another program participant).

Please note: Topics, tuition, fees and hotel rates are subject to change.

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