Advice and support in negotiating technology transfer agreements, be they in or out licensing, acquisition, or assignment of IPRs. This would involve advising on realistic values of the IPR to be licensed or sold or licences to be acquired if needed to ensure freedom to operate (FTO) in the context of specific licence conditions and of a strategy in conducting negotiations.
Especially in the case where the research group does not have much experience in the field of IP licensing, they may wish to reach out and seek expert advice. This service is aimed at utilising a team of experts to guide the group through the different and varied aspects of a technology transfer negotiation.
Advice and support for technology transfer agreements for beneficiaries may involve any of the phases detailed below.
A written report outlining the strategy for conducting the negotiations that could include (non-exhaustive) valuation, SWOT, FTO, royalty rates, Head of Terms, BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement).
Utilising the expertise of the IP through this service offers the following outcomes:
TTOs who do not have a lot of experience in negotiating licensing deals.
More experienced teams who feel that they could secure better deals with some external guidance.