Anatomy of a License Agreement

Noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT, July 19, 2011
Presented by: Bruce D. Clary, University of Florida
Gregory A. Nelson, J.D., Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

Who should attend: This webinar is designed for licensing professionals who are new to academic technology transfer.

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Don't miss this opportunity to find out what experienced university technology licensing professionals and industry representatives have considered to be the most contentious license agreement terms. We'll identify the basic terms of a university technology license agreement and the foundation for inclusion of those terms and conditions. You'll gain an understanding of the relative importance of each term including which might be negotiable and non-negotiable and take away some basic strategies to mitigate concerns.

The session will review the key issues involved in any university license, with particular emphasis on a license to a spin-off company. We will discuss importance provisions, including the following:

  • Issuance of equity in lieu of an upfront license fee
  • Royalties including minimum royalties
  • Milestone payments
  • The scope of the license
  • Sublicense rights
  • Due diligence obligations
  • Patent prosecution
  • Patent infringement rights and obligations

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic terms of a license agreement
  • Understand which terms are of critical importance and which are secondary
  • Learn which terms are more common across universities vs. specific to your setting
  • Explore strategies to highlight license concerns in a positive and direct light and mitigate licensee and licensor concerns around key provisions of the agreement

Registration Fees:

AUTM Member $150 per connection*
Non-Member  $190 per connection*

* Use a speakerphone and computer projector, and as many people as you want can join the workshop. However, if you require more than one phone line and/or more than one computer connection, registration fees are required for each additional connection.

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