Drafting Patent License Agreements
- Publish Date: 2004-11-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Brian G. Brunsvold;Dennis P. O'Reilley
Understand all the legal issues that affect patent license agreementsand easily incorporate them into every transaction you handle!
Whether you handle one patent license agreement a year or one hundred, youll save time, money, and aggravation with the Fifth Edition of Drafting Patent License Agreements.
In concise chapters, Drafting Patent License Agreements, Fifth Edition tracks and discussesclause by clauseall the critical components of a licensing agreement. Youll find concrete examples and advice on virtually any matter that pertains to negotiating, drafting, and administering a patent license agreement. Containing page after page of sample text and detailed commentary, this practical handbook is your best tool for eliminating uncertainty and tilting the odds for a successful patent license agreement in your favor!
The Fifth Edition has been completely revised to reflect legal developments that have occurred since the last edition. Significant revisions include:
--the concept of sublicense and the rights and obligations of the licensor --an expanded discussion of the covenant not to sue and the distinctions over nonexclusive licenses --a discussion of reach through royalties that is of interest to the healthcare community
The Fifth Edition also includes a new chapter regarding joint development agreements, providing guidance and sample provisions for allocating rights to inventions developed pursuant to such joint development arrangements and for treating rights to pre-existing technology.
The authors identify problematic language and show you how to tailor contract language to accomplish your goals. You get:
--valuable insights into the legal and business aspects of patent contracts --analysis of significant legal issues affecting your agreement --discussion of foreign agreements and their unique considerations --almost 200 sample clauses and forms including sample license agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, employment agreements, and moreall on CD in Microsoft Word 2000* format for your convenience --table of authorities and index
*Microsoft and Microsoft Word are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.