13. Term, Termination, And Modification Of Rights
13.6 In making the determination referenced in Paragraph 13.5, IC shall take into account the normal course of such commercial development programs conducted with sound and reasonable business practices and judgment and the annual reports submitted by the Licensee under Paragraph 9.2. Prior to invoking termination or modification of this Agreement under Paragraph 13.5, IC shall give written notice to the Licensee providing the Licensee specific notice of, and a ninety (90) day opportunity to respond to, IC’s concerns as to the items referenced in 13.5(a)-13.5(h). If the Licensee fails to alleviate IC’s concerns as to the items referenced in 13.5(a)-13.5(h) or fails to initiate corrective action to IC’s satisfaction, IC may terminate this Agreement.
13.8 Within thirty (30) days of receipt of written notice of IC’s unilateral decision to modify or terminate this Agreement, the Licensee may, consistent with the provisions of 37 C.F.R. §404.11, appeal the decision by written submission to the designated IC official. The decision of the designated official shall be the final agency decision. The Licensee may thereafter exercise any and all administrative or judicial remedies that may be available.
14. General Provisions
14.5 The construction, validity, performance, and effect of this Agreement shall be governed by Federal law as applied by the Federal courts in the District of Columbia.
14.11 The Parties agree to attempt to settle amicably any controversy or claim arising under this Agreement or a breach of this Agreement, except for appeals of modifications or termination decisions provided for in Article 13. The Licensee agrees first to appeal any unsettled claims or controversies to the designated IC official, or designee, whose decision shall be considered the final agency decision. Thereafter, the Licensee may exercise any administrative or judicial remedies that may be available.