SMEs are often the generator of new ideas, know-how and new technologies. This technological know-how is also often a company’s most important asset. Protection of IP is paramount since its loss could have negative consequences on an SME’s business and existence.
Companies can often financially capitalize on their technology either through licensing their technology or transferring ownership. However, in order for a successful transfer to take place, it has to be carefully structured often with the advice and insight of an expert. In China and for many reasons, technology transfer can be a major challenge for EU SMEs.
Our webinar will cover some of the latest insights on technology transfer including:
- What technologies can be transferred to China and what are the ways and options for technology transfer?
- What should be included in a contract dealing with technology transfer? What other legal and administrative steps are involved in the process?
- What are the best methods for evaluating your technology? Where does one seek qualified advice?
- How to protect you interest when you use technology as an asset contributed to Sino – foreign joint venture?
About the Speaker Jan Holthuis is the founder and Managing Partner at HIL International Lawyers & Advisers. He has over 20 years of legal experience and has acted as lead counsel in numerous Sino-foreign business transaction and litigation cases.
Mr. Holthuis provides legal advice on market entry strategies, including technology transfer, for both European SMEs and MNCs. He frequently represents companies on IP litigations matters pertaining to patents, trademark and trade secrets. He has also published many articles on Chinese law, and regularly presents at leading universities both in Europe and China. Mr. Holthuis has recently been admitted to the list of foreign arbitrators of the China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).
You can find the recorded video on Youtube: