To view standard confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements or research cooperation agreements, please return to our Model Agreements page. Access to innovation at Harvard should be as simple as possible. Our licensing agreements are fair and reasonable, and experienced OTD employees work with you to help you achieve your business goals. To give you an idea of how these licenses take shape, we are happy to provide you with a number of model agreements here. If you have any questions about these models, please contact us. A duty of care provides that the exclusive licensee does everything in its power to work under license so that the licensor reaps a financial benefit from the license. If this problem is not covered, the exclusive licensee can sit on the technology and dissuade others from exploiting it and bringing money to the licensor. Some use of general information in a contract is recommended, as in a short period of time after the conclusion of the transaction and the signing of the agreement, the reminders of the negotiators may fade and a brief series of statements about the context of the activity may be invaluable if the contract is to be interpreted by a court or arbitrator. Taking into account the matters described above and the reciprocal benefits and obligations set out in this Agreement, the Parties agree as follows. The licensee undertakes to pay to the licensor, from [DATE] and after that date, during the continuation of this Agreement, royalties for apparatus containing and containing the above-mentioned inventions manufactured, sold and issued by the licensee; and those royalties shall be calculated as follows: a sum based on a rolling scale and which decreases in line with the increase in the licensee`s turnover in a financial year, according to the following timetable: [SPECIFY]. the licensor undertakes to perform all documents, documents or other instruments that may be deemed necessary or desirable to comply with the exclusive right and licence granted to the licensee; and to execute all documents that may be deemed necessary or desirable in the context of an appeal or appeal brought under and in accordance with this Agreement; and the licensor also agrees that in the event of interference or litigation, it will testify, whenever the licensee so requests, to the detriment of the licensee. It is necessary that the person drafting a license agreement has a good technical understanding of the intellectual property itself as well as of the commercial agreement envisaged by the parties with regard to intellectual property rights. For example, there may be a case where all that is needed is a very simple licensing agreement that relates to a single patent belonging to the licensor.

On the other hand, it may be necessary to put in place a number of agreements that may provide for licenses with respect to patents and trademarks and even, in certain circumstances, the consents of third parties of third party intellectual property rights holders necessary for the granting of a fully effective license to the licensee. A lawyer can help you determine the right extent and complexity of your agreement. It is often necessary to include provisions in license agreements after termination. These may include the measures that each party must take when the agreement ends; obligations and acts that stop and continue at the end of the contract and whether or not there is a difference depending on whether the contract ends by expiry or by proactive termination by a party; A discussion of confidential information and the work of the parties; final reporting requirements for all elements contained in development; or final accounting obligations and payments between the parties. . . .

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