Business Contract Practice

Numbering Code P-PUB01 8M004 SJ90 Year/Term 2021 ・ Irregular, Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Professional degree students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue 6
Instructor name ABE SEIJI (Graduate School of Medicine Project Professor)
SOJYO ISAMU (Part-time Lecturer)
SAOTOME CHIKAKO (Graduate School of Medicine Program-Specific Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Course overview
In practical situations such as intellectual property protection, effective use, and license, practical skill of contracts based on a basic understanding of contract law are required for more effective management, prevention of disputes, and the resolution of disputes. Students learn the basics of contract law, legal research methods, an overview of antitrust law and points to note in collaborative research agreements, patent licensing agreements etc., as well as basic skills for contract negotiations based on cases from the field of drug discovery.
Methods of education and learning
Participation in lectures and exercises
Course Goals ・Understand the basics of contract law.
・Understand the point of contracts from their flow through to negotiation and ultimately to their conclusion.
・Understand how to create a simple contract.
Schedule and Contents Session 1, October 5 (Abe): Overview of Control Law
Session 2, October 12 (Sojo): Intellectual Capital Management and Contracts
Session 3, October 19 (Abe): Antitrust Law
Session 4, October 26 (Abe): Contracts and Patents
Session 5, November 2 (Abe): Confidentiality Agreements
Session 6, November 9 (Abe): Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
Session 7, November 16 (Saotome): Legal Search
Session 8, November 30 (Saotome): Negotiation Techniques
Session 9, December 7 (Abe): Joint Research and Development Agreements (1)
Session 10, December 14 (Abe): Joint Research and Development Agreements (2)
Session 11, December 21 (Abe): Joint Research and Development Agreements (3)
Session 12, January 4(Abe): Patent Licensing Agreements (1)
Session 13, January 11 (Abe): Patent Licensing Agreements (2)
Session 14, January 18 (Abe): Contract Negotiation Exercise (1)
Session 15, January 25 (Abe): Contract Negotiation Exercise (2)
*The schedule is subject to change based on the availability of external lecturers.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Class participation (including attendance), assignment submissions, participation in exercises, and presentations.
Course Requirements This course is mandatory for IP, and an elective for MPH.
Students preferably have already taken or concurrently take the following courses: "Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Management" and "Advanced Patent Law and Practice."
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Indicated as appropriate.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Other required texts: None. Materials will be provided by teaching staff
Recommended textbook: "知っておきたい特許契約の基礎知識," (Shitte Okitai Tokkyo Keiyaku no Kiso Chishiki, 'Fundamental Knowledge on Patent Contracts Worth Knowing') National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training, Information and Training Center

References, etc. Introduced during class