Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

AUTM Model Inter-Institutional Agreement

  • Business model | Benefit sharing
  • Intellectual Property | Exploitation of results

3. Licensing

3.1 Exclusive Right to License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and Lead Institution’s compliance therewith, Other Institution(s) hereby grants to Lead Institution (a) the exclusive right and final authority to negotiate, execute, and administer License Agreements that comply with the requirements of Section 3.6, and (b) except as permitted under Section 3.4, the exclusive license to grant licenses to Other Institution(s)’ rights in the Patent Rights. Other Institution(s) will not license the Patent Rights, except as permitted under Section 3.4.

3.2 Efforts to License. Lead Institution will use reasonable efforts, consistent with its usual practices, to seek Licensee(s) for the commercial development of Patent Rights and will administer all License Agreements for the mutual benefit of the Parties and in the public interest. Lead Institution will exercise reasonable efforts to ensure that any Licensee fully complies with the terms of any License Agreement.  Under no circumstances will Lead Institution be liable to Other Institution(s) for monetary damages for any alleged failure by Lead Institution to meet the obligations stated in this Section 3.2.

3.3 License Agreement. Lead Institution will provide Other Institution(s) with a substantially final draft of any License Agreement or amendment to a License Agreement prior to execution for the Other Institution(s) to review for compliance with Section 3.6 of this Agreement. Other Institution(s) agrees that if it does not provide objections or comments within 10 business days of its receipt of the substantially final draft of the License Agreement or amendment, Other Institution(s) will be deemed to have approved it. Other Institution(s) acknowledges that the Other Institution(s) may not withhold approval of a License Agreement or amendment because of its expected financial return (e.g., royalties or equity level).  The Lead Institution will provide the Other Institution(s) a copy of any License Agreement or amendment that is executed.

3.4 Reserved Rights. Each Party expressly reserves the right to use the Patent Rights and associated inventions or technology for educational and research purposes, and to grant such educational and research rights to other non-profit institutions. Each Party can also license rights to the U.S. government as required by its obligations related to research funding.

3.7 Equity in Licensees.  If the License Consideration includes equity in the Licensee, the Lead Institution will in accordance with its regular practices either (a) allocate the equity among the Parties in accordance with each Party’s Share of Net Consideration without giving effect to any Administration Fee and promptly distribute to the Other Institution(s) its share of the equity, or (b) hold such equity until it receives cash on account of such equity whether by way of dividend, sale of shares, merger or other transaction or event and then allocate and distribute such cash as License Consideration hereunder. If Exhibit A provides requirements that dictate a particular handling of equity, then that provision will take precedence over this Section 3.7. The Lead Institution will use its reasonable efforts to obtain for the Other Institution(s) information about the Licensee relevant to the equity issuance that is reasonably requested by the Other Institution(s).

3.8 No Implied License. This Agreement grants no express or implied license in any rights of either Party except for the rights explicitly granted in Patent Rights.