State aid and IP in R&D agreements - hear from our panel of experts

As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services.

15 March 2019

As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services. Wherever public money, public resources or outcomes are committed in any way, the law of state aid should be considered by all at the outset. State aid law is wide ranging and often difficult to navigate, creates risk for all parties and is more frequently complicating contract negotiations in the ownership and licensing of intellectual property rights arising out of collaborations.  

In this webinar recording, Selina Hinchliffe, Alex Kynoch, Nick Smee and Helen Jones hold a panel discussion covering some of the key state aid concepts and how this impacts ownership and licensing of intellectual property, both from a commercial partner, public body and university perspective.

Click here to read Alex's article on state aid in a post-Brexit world: the CMA'S role.

Speakers

Selina Hinchliffe

Selina Hinchliffe

Partner

Selina is a non-contentious IP transactional lawyer with particular experience of working with clients in the utilities, energy and tech sectors.

selina.hinchliffe@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2199

Alex Kynoch

Alex Kynoch

Legal Director

Alex leads our subsidy control team and is recognised as a leading expert in this complex field. He also specialises in procurement and public sector clean energy and regeneration projects. Clients appreciate his ability to translate complex legal issues into pragmatic and clear advice.

alex.kynoch@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)115 976 6511

Nick Smee

Nick Smee

Partner

Nick has acted on a series of high-profile trade mark and patent disputes and also advises on complex IP transactions, and advises clients in a range of different sectors including retail and leisure, food and drink, tech, construction and automotive.

nick.smee@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2122

Contact

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Nick Smee

Partner

nick.smee@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2122

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