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Meeting Room 7 – Patent licensing – Maintaining control

November 3, 2021

In this second episode, “Maintaining control,” we discuss the key points for parties to consider when valuable IP rights are being licensed and the owner is looking to control and protect this IP. This includes:

  • Common issues that arise when negotiating assignment and sublicensing provisions in IP licences.
  • How to strike the balance of protecting the licensor’s valuable IP, whilst allowing the licensee the commercial freedom it needs to get medicines to patients.
  • What can happen following an acquisition of a party and how to address this in licence agreements (including change of control termination rights).