Software Specific Challenges in Technology Transfer

///Software Specific Challenges in Technology Transfer

Software Specific Challenges in Technology Transfer

Software Specific Challenges in Technology Transfer

09:00 – 09:15 Course Introduction
09:15 – 10:00 Terminology
10:00 – 10:45 First evaluation (intellectual asset inventory)
10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:30 Software Intellectual Property Rights
12:30 – 13:30 Break
13:30 – 14:30 Open Source & Creative Commons
14:30 – 15:30 Classical software licenses
15:30 – 15:45 Case study introduction
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:15 Case study within groups
17:15 – 17:45 Case study Feedback
17:45 – 18:00 Round up of day 1
19:00 Networking dinner
09:00 – 09:45 Channels to market: apps, cloud, licensing models, hardware/software, bundles, etc.
09:45 – 10:30 Business models: making money
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Personal data privacy and GDPR
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Spin out; investors perspective; investment manager
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 Market penetration and scalability
17:30 – 17:45 Round up of day 2
09:00 – 10:30Practical cases of business models in software deals
10:30 – 10:45 Business model case study introduction
10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Business model case study in groups
12:15 – 12:45 Business model case study feedback
12:45 – 13:00 Wrap up
13:00 – 14:00 Sandwich lunch




Calipolis Hotel ****

Av. Sofia 2-6
Sitges, Barcelona
T: +34 938 941 500

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Single room: €103.50
Double room: €114. 50

These prices include breakfast, free WIFI, VAT (10%) and city tax (€1 per person, per night). This special rate is available until 30 November 2017. You can book your stay with this special rate via the website by using this promotional code: ASTP2018.


Please find below some other hotels nearby the Training Course venue.

Design Room - MiM 4* Hotel, downtown Sitges

The MiM Hotel Sitges ****
In the same street as the venue

Avda Sofia, 12.
08870 Sitges
T: +34 938 113 500

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Mediterráneo Sitges
In the same street as the venue

Av. Sofia, 3
08870 Sitges
T: +34 938 943 355

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Hotel Ibersol Antemare Spa ****
1km from the venue

Avenida Mare de Deu de Montserrat, 48-50
08870 Sitges
T:  +34 938 947 000

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rates training course

Member early bird: €1290
Member: €1350

Non-member early bird: €1940
Non-member: €2000

If you are not a member join here for €250 a year and benefit immediately from the membership discounts and other specials

CE Points: 16

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of the course, the participants will be acquainted with:
  • the different terminology used in software and computer implemented inventions, as well as the implications of software development for due diligence and licensing;
  • Understand the different forms of IP that apply in software, and how to use them;
  • Set a strategy for licensing, taking into account the opportunities and limitations of using open source licenses;
  • Design business models around software and computer-implemented inventions, and how to scale them;
  • Identify different market channels available (app, cloud, licensing models, hardware/software bundles), and align their use with a specific business model;
  • Recognize what investors look for in a software-based business.


  • Software terminology
  • Due diligence in software-implemented inventions
  • Alternative IP forms for Software
  • Open Source software
  • Software-specific terms in license agreements
  • Market channels available
  • Business models in software
  • Software-based spin-offs

Why join this course?

During this three-day course you will dive into the software-specific challenges in technology transfer. Kicking off with an overview of inventions, patents, licenses, and business concepts that are related to software. The challenges of software and which factors to be aware of when considering the basics will also be addressed, in addition to less-familiar forms of IP protection. Other points for discussion are big data, marketing channels, and software-based spin-offs. The course is highly interactive, including exercises and case studies.

Who should attend?

The diversity of intellectual property rights is overwhelming for any technology transfer professional. Besides computer-implemented inventions, a technology transfer professional working in the software area has to deal with copyright, open source licenses, end-user licence agreements, and sui generis rights. This course is designed for professionals that have at least 6 months experience in technology transfer and are working with software and computer-implemented inventions.

The software course has provided invaluable information as our TTO expands to take on software cases.
Tom Withnell, University of Vienna, Austria
Place where great experienced people brings knowledge to less experienced colleagues.
Justinas Baužys, Vilnius University, Lithuania
It was a wonderful mixture of networking, experience and the possibility to meet people with some problems, but different solutions – it was a win-win situation for all!
Sara Matt-Leubner, University of Innsbruck, Austria
The software training filled in the many blanks and brought together my “fractionated” knowledge in a structured way. Very useful!
Ilse Sienaert, KU Leuven Research & Development, Belgium