Search Results: Licensing and Collaborations

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Tensions in University Start-up Life Science Licensing Agreements

University tech transfer offices (TTOs) and venture capital firms (VCs) work closely together to advance certain technologies and discoveries from the lab to the market.  However, because there are different motivations and incentives for TTOs and VCs while negotiating licensing agreements, tensions often arise during these negotiations. At a meeting…

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Compulsory Patent Licensing in Response to COVID-19: Recent International Developments

Can a government authorize the production of a COVID-19 vaccine without the consent of the patent holder? The answer is likely yes, depending on which country you are in. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) provides a mechanism for member states to authorize themselves or third…

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Territorial Licensing in Collaboration Agreements

Life sciences companies often turn to geographical licensing to realise the maximum value from their assets, and to ensure their products reach markets worldwide, particularly where they do not have a global footprint. In the context of a collaboration agreement, the owner of certain intellectual property rights may collaborate with…

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Chinese Cross Border Life Sciences Strategic Transactions in the Age of COVID-19

Increasingly in China over the past decade, corporations in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors have supplemented their own internal research and development and business development efforts by participating in the equity funding of start-up and early stage Chinese as well as other Asian, U.S. and European companies which…

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Collaboration, License and other Commercial Agreements: Key Considerations for Life Sciences Companies in the Age of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to cause major global disruption to the activities of development stage and other life sciences companies due to, among other factors, limited or no access to clinical trial sites, reduced supply levels for active pharmaceutical ingredients or other key materials needed to make drug candidates…

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