Home  |  Public law  |  Research, Development &...

Research, Development & Innovations

The firm has a fast growing practice in the field of research, development and innovations sector, especially in evaluating and dealing with the impacts of the national and European legislation on the financing of projects in this sector (including European soft law), and in structuring research institutions, as well as with issues dealing with technology transfers. In the Czech Republic we have in this respect a unique expertise, and we have acted as counsel for numerous public research institutions and state aid recipients within the framework of the RDIOP and European Community funding programs.

Our services in this sector include:

  • Project compilation (RDIOP, OPPI, 7. RP, CIP etc.) – contractual documentation (partnership and consortium agreements), IP structuring and agreement, readiness of the institutions themselves, complex advisory in relation to submission of project applications;
  • Project implementation – advisory provided in connection with public procurement tenders, administrations and reporting of projects, tenders;
  • Internal audits and amendments of internal regulation and other measures ensuring readiness of the institutions and compliance with applicable European and national legislation and the RDIOP and other Operational Programme regimes (IP ownership issues, cooperation with corporate partners, separation of economic and scientific activities etc), complex legal consultancy in the field of accounting and analytical instruments (full-cost);
  • IPR and technology transfer issues – contractual and collaborative research, drafting the revision of internal standards and strategies, protection and handling of IP;
  • Spin offs
  • State aid issues