CLDP Sponsors Armenian Specialists to Attend Technology Transfer Licensing Academy

June 3, 2013 - June 14, 2013
UC Davis Licensing Academy Group 2013

CLDP sponsored the participation of three technology transfer specialists from Armenia to attend the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Licensing Academy in Davis, California. The two-week course was hosted by UC Davis International Law Programs and the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA). Course topics included: U.S. and international IP protection, IP management for commercialization, licensing, IP issues in negotiating an international agreement, starting IP and technology transfer offices, and start-ups and spin-offs from public sector institutions. In addition to lectures and presentations, the course included case studies, as well as field visits to Silicon Valley, Napa, and the greater Sacramento area. The program included 38 participants from 19 countires and served as a wonderful opportunity to compare international best practices in the field of IP and Technology Commercialization. 

CLDP’s ongoing assistance is focused on bolstering innovation and R&D commercialization in Armenia by helping to create a critical mass of Armenian specialists equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully commercialize discoveries made by the academic community and act as an effective interface with the business community.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop