Background Intellectual Property (2019)
Negotiation of research agreements is an integral aspect of University-Industry partnerships. Successful research agreements ensure that the interests and needs of both parties are accommodated.
Intellectual property terms are a key component of university-industry partnerships. Research may lead to the discovery of new or foreground intellectual property but may also require access to or use of background intellectual property that is owned or controlled by the one of the partners or by a third party. The parties need to understand and address the possibilities of background intellectual property being needed for conduct of the research or for practice of resulting foreground intellectual property. This session will address various aspects of identification and ownership of, access to, control and use of background intellectual property along with practical considerations and related in a sponsored research agreement.
About the Series
UIDP Academy presents a ten-part webinar series on contemporary issues and opportunities for effective negotiation of industry-sponsored research agreements (ISRAs). This series is strategically designed to offer seasoned contracting professionals, as well as novices and others who just want to learn more about the general contracting issues affecting ISRA negotiations, an opportunity to discuss a broad range of contracting matters. More information about ISRAs can be found in UIDP’s Contract Accords.
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