Understand the legal issues that affect patent license agreements
Drafting Patent License Agreements, Seventh Edition tracks and discusses-clause by clause-all the critical components of a licensing agreement. This handbook illustrates the growing importance of intellectual property transactions to business and the resulting attention such transactions receive in legislative, regulatory, and judicial areas.
The new Seventh Edition has been completely revised and expanded to reflect legal developments since the Sixth Edition, offering a new chapter discussing bankruptcy as it applies to licensing, a new chapter on enforcement of licensed patents explaining the complex issues of standing to sue, an extensive discussion of indemnity provisions, and an examination of the new circuit courts' disagreement over the antitrust consequences of reverse payment settlements.
The Seventh Edition presents a current overview of all legal issues surrounding licensing and of every typical provision used in patent and know‑how licenses. Sample provisions are provided with references to applicable legal and practical consequences. The new edition discusses major new cases, including:
This desk reference identifies problematic language and illustrates how to tailor contract wording to accomplish client goals. The authors provide valuable insights into the legal and business aspects of patent contracts, analysis of significant legal issues affecting agreements, and discussion of foreign agreements and their unique considerations. A companion CD-ROM offers 200 sample clauses and forms, including sample license agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, employment agreements, and more.
About the AuthorsBrian G. Brunsvold, retired, was senior counsel with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC, with over 30 years extensive hands-on licensing experience.
D. Patrick O'Reilley, senior counsel with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC, has extensive experience in assisting clients with transactions involving transfer of IP rights.
D. Brian Kacedon, a partner with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC, has extensive experience in patent and technology licensing as well as patent litigation.
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