Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Experience the world of intellectual property

Gain practical insights into how major global players deal with intellectual property issues every day. Develop strategies for transacting intellectual property across borders and legal systems and hone your negotiation skills under the guidance of experienced practitioners—all at Germany's top law school.

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Intriguing questions

  • What are the major provisions of a license agreement that parties must evaluate and negotiate?
  • What approach and strategy should be used to negotiate an IP license?
  • How should the licensing of algorithms and artificial intelligence be approached?
  • How can blockchain be integrated into IP transactions?
  • What challenges confront licensing negotiators on a daily basis?
  • How do companies such as Google deal with cloud-based IP transactions?

Find the answers to these and more interesting questions in the Bucerius/UC College of the Law San Francisco Summer Program: Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property!

Practical insights from major industry players

Learn how Airbus and Google manage their IP policies in two exciting on-site workshops.

Negotiation training by experienced practitioners

Perfect your negotiation skills during a two-day simulation of a licensing negotiation.

Expertise from the US, the EU and WIPO

Benefit from the transnational and global perspectives of three unique partners.

Three top-notch partners

This program is a joint undertaking of the Bucerius Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy and UC College of the Law San Francisco ("UC Law SF", formerly UC Hastings College of the Law) and is offered in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO. Established in 1967 with the mission of encouraging creative activity and promoting the protection of intellectual property throughout the world, WIPO is a self-funding agency of the United Nations.

Fact Sheet

Course DatesJuly 1 - 19, 2024
Application DeadlineMarch 1 (Early Bird)
May 1 (Final)
Tuition FeeEUR 2,200
AudienceAdvanced Law Students / Young Professionals
PrerequisitesPrior coursework in or professional experience with IP
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What participants say


Explore cross-border practice with those who encounter it each day

"The program has been an amazing experience. We have learned about how the US and European legal systems interact with each other and what to watch for when you're performing transactions that involve both jurisdictions. It's amazing to work with practitioners—it's like having an open book of what is actually practiced."
Leticia, Dominican Republic

Hands-on experience

"There are few better ways to spend your summer if you are looking for a place to build a network, gain practical experience, and explore a new city and country. The IP program offers a particularly interesting mix of hands-on experience, industry lectures, and international engagement. Meeting classmates from outside of the United States really put into perspective the importance of IP to the international community and to so many around the world."
Philip, United States

Gain legal knowledge, build people skills and establish a global network

"I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to really challenge their capabilities—theoretically, socially and practically. By the end of the program, I can confidently say that I walked away with not only new legal knowledge but people skills and a global network too."
Rukaiyah, Australia

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