Drafting and Negotiating Preferential Rights in University IP Licenses and Sponsored Research Agreements

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Live Webinar, On-Demand Video, DVD, or PDF Transcript

Join us on April 18th for this critically important webinar led by University of Utah Technology and Licensing Manager Beth Drees, PhD, MBA. Dr. Drees will:

  • Discuss the four main types of preferential rights and their use, benefits and limitations:
    • Options
    • Rights of first refusal
    • Rights of first offer
    • Rights of first negotiation
  • Instruct you on how to use preferential rights as a negotiation tool with licensees and potential research sponsors
  • Review examples of agreements and contract language
  • Outline key strategies for negotiating rights to Improvements with research partners and licensees
  • Give you a solid understanding of field-of-use provisions, and how they may fit into the preferential rights discussion
  • Provide best practice advice for structuring incentives to sublicense outside of field of use

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