This UNICO Practical Guide covers a selection of topics that are relevant to the management of technology transfer (TT) agreements and relationships.
These range from the initial ‘due diligence’ that is done prior to the decision to engage in TT activities, through to the monitoring of a licensee’s performance under, and the termination of, the TT agreement.
These are ‘generic’ issues, common to many types of contracts that universities encounter. More particularly following generic key activities are discussed in depth:
- due diligence, particularly in relation to IP
- obtaining assignments from inventors and others
- negotiating term sheets
- implementing and devising policies on IP ownership, publications, liability,
- conflicts of interest, etc.
- monitoring licensee performance and enforcing existing agreements
This Practical Guide was prepared by PraxisUnico, which is an educational not-for-profit organisation set up to support innovation and commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact.
The Guide Book forms part of the UNICO Practical Guides on University Contracts. They are designed primarily for use by people in the technology transfer profession, both new and experienced, in order to tap into the collective learning of colleagues and peers.
The Practical Guides have been produced as a resource for Knowledge Commercialisation professionals in the UK. However, many of the knowledge transfer professionals living outside the UK have discovered the UNICO Practical Guides and use them as support materials in their day to day practice.
This best practice was collected within the project ENTENTE (HEALTH-F1- 2012-305128 ) which was supported by the European Commission. ASTP-Proton was partner on this project.