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Liability, Warranties, Assumption and Allocation of Risk (2019)

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Liability, Warranties, Assumption and Allocation of Risk (2019)  

Assessment of risk is an important part of determining reasonable contract terms, and too often, that step is neglected, with negotiators instead relying on standard positions. Terms addressing liability, indemnification, warranties, and insurance are often relegated to “boilerplate” status and not given the attention they need or deserve in university-industry agreements. Both parties have constraints and policy considerations in these areas that often differ and can cause challenges to negotiating agreements. Activities covered by contracts between industry and universities and the associated risks vary widely. Risk assessment discussed in the context of the statement of work for a project can lead to solutions more appropriate to the situation. This webinar discusses issues arising in the negotiation of risk-related contract terms, advantages of bottom-up risk assessment, and the importance of assessing risk in the context of the activity. 

Who Should Attend?
This is an advanced level webinar intended for audiences with working knowledge of contracts. This webinar is targeted to experienced corporate and academic representatives with responsibility for identifying, assessing, reviewing, negotiating, or managing liability and risk terms in university-company research contracts including representatives of risk management, technology transfer, sponsored projects, economic development, university relations/business relations, researchers and research staff.

Liability, Warranties, Assumption and Allocation of Risk Webinar
Member: $100 / Non-member: $200
10-Webinar Series
Member: $900 / Non-member: $1,900

Steve Harsy
Director of Contracting and Pre-Award Services | University of Arizona
Charles Adelsheim
Manager, Technology Transfer & Contracting at Varian Medical Systems

Mark Schmidt
Manager of Science and Technology Policy | Deere & Company

About the Series
UIDP’s comprehensive, 10-part webinar series for members and non-members illuminates contemporary issues and opportunities for effective negotiation of industry-sponsored research agreements (ISRAs). This series is strategically designed to offer novice-to-seasoned contracting professionals insight on a broad range of contracting issues. The basic sessions are specifically developed for researchers (from industry bench scientists and students through full professors) and those very new to ISRAs. The intermediate/advanced webinars provide background and address current strategies used by companies and universities to arrive at a successful outcome.

Abishai Kelkar, UIDP Project Assistant, will be your go-to for questions about this series—contact