IP Licensing, Contracts & Assignments

The Right Agreement for Business. A one-stop solution for all IP licensing and assignment requirements.

Intellectual property rights, be they patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, know-how or other IP rights, are the crown jewels for many businesses.

Whether a contract or an agreement with a third party correctly and clearly defines the intended purpose often only becomes apparent when the parties disagree. The drafting of an agreement is therefore particularly important. License agreements, R&D contracts and other aspects of contract law in connection with intellectual property are some of the core competencies of our attorneys at law. Always having the business objectives in mind, we accompany our clients from the drafting stage of an agreement to negotiations and finally to implementation of the contractual agreement.

PATectual provides extensive services including both In-Licensing & Out-Licensing Studies, which encompass doing a detailed technical and commercial evaluation of the technology vis-a-via the market potential of the technology, competing products, pricing strategies, potential licensees, strength of Patent protection, coverage and enforceability of the concerned patent among other commercial and technical issues, which help present a Best-Fit Strategy to suit the Client’s needs.

PATectual team understands that the reasons for licensing or transferring intellectual property rights are as diverse as our clients. There is no one-size-fits-all solution and our work in this area varies from lighter-touch agreements (e.g. intra-group assignments) to complex licenses covering multiple IP rights and countries, often relating to business-critical technology.

Whether we are working for one of the world’s largest companies or an inventor looking to commercialize his or her first invention, we apply the same rigorous approach. Our focused team of IP transactions lawyers works with clients to understand both the IP rights in question and the commercial drivers for each deal.

Where necessary, we work side-by-side with our patent or trade mark attorney colleagues for specialist input and we’re also able to call upon a network of trusted foreign lawyers where advice on local issues is required. This combination of skills and resources enables a responsive and one-stop solution for all IP licensing, contracts and assignment requirements

Given below is a representative list of the types of agreements/ contracts we handle:

  • Business transfer
  • Technology transfer
  • Assignment, licensing, franchising
  • Software development
  • Joint venture
  • Confidentiality & non-disclosure
  • Employment
  • Vendors & distributors
  • IP components of Mergers & Acquisitions

Patents related Agreements/Contracts

  • Assignment Agreement
  • Exclusive License Agreement
  • Non-Exclusive License Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Innovation Development Agreement

Trade Mark related Agreements/Contracts

  • Assignment Agreement (with or without goodwill)
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Registered User Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements

Designs related Agreements/Contracts

  • Assignment Agreement
  • Exclusive License Agreement
  • Non-Exclusive License Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreements

Copyrights related Agreements/Contracts

  • Assignment Agreement for Literary Works, Sound Recordings, Mobile/Digital Rights, Publication Rights, Film Rights, Broadcasting Rights, Computer programs and the like.
  • License Agreements for Publication of Literary Works, Sound Recordings, Mobile/Digital Rights, Digital and Mobile Sound and Visual Clippings, Publication Rights, Film Rights, Broadcasting, computer programs and the like.
  • Assignments and licenses for the Entertainment industry.

Other Agreements/Contracts

  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Endorsement Agreements