September 10, 2012
Drafting Agreements for Technology Transfers to China and Other Asian Countries
Presented by
Representative Attorney Kenji Kuroda
Hosted by
Japan Techno Center, Inc
Japan Techno Center, Inc. (22nd floor, Odakyū Dai-ichi Life Building)

Seminar outline

Recently, many Japanese businesses have been transferring their technology to other countries and to businesses in Asian countries; cases include technology transfers to local subsidiaries to allow the local subsidiaries to manufacture products and technology transfers to foreign companies with no capital relationship to secure royalty income. In this presentation, founding partner Kenji Kuroda, an attorney with over 20 years’ experience at the forefront of international legal affairs, gives an easy-to-understand explanation of points to take note of and troubleshooting measures when drafting contracts for technology transfers to businesses in Asian countries, including China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
This seminar firstly organizes matters that should be considered before proceeding with a technology transfer. Next, founding partner Kenji Kuroda explains provisions that businesses should consider when drafting and concluding technology licensing agreements, which are particularly important when transferring technology to foreign companies. Further, as the legal systems particular to each country must be considered when transferring technology to another country, the seminar also provides an explanation of the legal systems relating to technology transfers in Asian countries. Finally, Kenji Kuroda closes with a discussion of case examples of common problems in technology transfers and ways to solve them.

  1. Points to note in contracts for foreign technology transfers
  2. Sample provisions to consider and points to note when drafting contracts
  3. Restrictions particular to China and other Asian countries
  4. Common problems and their causes and solutions