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Track I – Strengthening the Core
Track I – Strengthening the Core

2 June 2017

11:00 - 12:30 Third Parallel Session

Track I – Strengthening the Core
The Anatomy of a Collaboration Agreement: Grant Clauses and Financials

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Mercure

Moderator: George Summerfield, Partner, K and L Gates, USA

Speaker: Kevin Nachtrab, Senior IP Attorney, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium

A core activity of any TTO is closing the deal. This session is hosted by experienced license negotiators who will open our eyes and ears to the challenges, pitfalls and perspectives to consider during the process.

These include considering the challenges of the “grant of rights” clauses, including sub-licensing dilemmas. As the corollary of granting rights, we will also explore the range of options for agreeing a fair reward-sharing mechanism such as milestones, annual payments, fixed or changing royalties and the impact of royalty-stacking.