k: if we transferred our technical and research expertise(技术与研究的专业知识), what would stop you from making th esame product?
r: we’d be willing to sign a commitment. we’ll put it in writing (书面保证)that we won’t copycat(仿冒)the sports cast within five years after ending our contract.
k: sounds o.k., if it’s for any "similar" product. that would give us better protection. but we’d have to interest on a ten year limit.
r: fine. we have no intention of becoming your competitor.
k: great. then let’s settle the details of the transfer agreement.
r: we’ll need you to send over some key personnel to help us purchase the equipment and train our technical people. how long do you anticipate that will take?
k: a week to put the team together, three weeks to train your people. if so, when do you estimate starting production?
r: our first production run(一批的生产)should be one week after our team finishes its training. but i’d like your team to stay a full week after that, to handle any kitches that pop up(处理突发的事件).
k: can do. everything seems to be set, robert. i’ll bring in a sample contract tomorrow. if you like, we can sign it then.