Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements
Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication and Use Provisions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on negotiating and structuring industry sponsored research agreements (SRAs) to allocate IP ownership. The panel will outline challenges of SRAs with nonprofit organizations and discuss key provisions of the SRA to protect IP rights and avoid unintended consequences.
- Key provisions
- Ownership of IP
- Rights to future IP
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key considerations for counsel when negotiating the SRA?
- What are best practices for addressing IP ownership and rights in an SRA?
- What challenges are raised by multiple licenses and how can counsel overcome those challenges?
Dr. Robert H. Underwood
McDermott Will & Emery
Dr. Underwood has extensive experience creating U.S. and international intellectual property rights, and identifying... | Read More
Dr. Underwood has extensive experience creating U.S. and international intellectual property rights, and identifying and evaluating third party IP risks, to help clients achieve business objectives. He assists clients with strategic counseling, patent portfolio development and management, patent prosecution, patentability, non-infringement, invalidity and freedom to operate opinions, due diligence and agreements that involve IP rights. He also assists clients with product planning matters, patent life-cycle management and the acquisition and divestment of IP assets.Close
Matthew R. Wilmot
Mr. Wilmot is a Partner in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group, where he focuses on the... | Read More
Mr. Wilmot is a Partner in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group, where he focuses on the representation of technology-based companies and clients in other industries having IP assets. His clients include software companies and mobile app developers, as well as companies in the bioscience, and media and content distribution, among others. Mr. Wilmot regularly represents his clients on a broad range of technology and other related transactions both in the U.S. and internationally. He also has a recognized trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret, copyright, domain name, and IP litigation practice.Close