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An introduction to intellectual property licensing for technology companies
Author(s): Lawrence H. Meier
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Paper Abstract

Intellectual property licensing is an important issue facing all technology companies. Before entering into license agreements a number of issues need to be addressed, including invention ownership, obtaining and identifying licensable subject matter, and developing a licensing strategy. There are a number of important provisions that are included in most intellectual property license agreements. These provisions include definitions, the license grant, consideration, audit rights confidentiality, warranties, indemnification, and limitation of liability. Special licensing considerations exist relative to each type of intellectual property, and when the other party is a foreign company or a university.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2001
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10300, Intellectual Property Issues Facing High-Tech Industries: A Critical Review, 1030003 (28 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426671
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Lawrence H. Meier, Downs Rachlin & Martin PLLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10300:
Intellectual Property Issues Facing High-Tech Industries: A Critical Review
Joseph E. Gortych, Editor(s)

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