Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

AUTM Model Inter-Institutional Research Collaboration Agreement

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Administration Fee means the fee retained by Lead Institution as consideration for acting as lead under this Agreement. The amount of the Administration Fee, if any, is identified in the Transaction Terms and is calculated as a percentage of License Consideration after subtracting Patent Expenses reimbursed therefrom.

Patent Expenses” means all reasonable, out–of–pocket expenses incurred relating to the preparation, filing, prosecution, maintenance or defense of Patent Rights, both past and future. For avoidance of doubt, the salaries and overhead costs of each Party’s technology transfer office or legal affairs office are not included as out–of–pocket expenses for purposes of calculating the Patent Expenses. 

License Consideration” means collectively all money and other items of value (excluding research grants), including up–front license fees (whether cash, equity, or other consideration), annual maintenance fees, patent expense reimbursements, milestone fees, minimum royalties, earned royalties, and other consideration received from a Licensee or its sub–licensees, or otherwise received on account of licensing or optioning the Patent Rights.

Net Consideration” means the License Consideration less the Administration Fee and unreimbursed Patent Expenses paid by the Parties.

Share of Net Consideration” means the respective percentage allocated to each Party of Net Consideration, as set forth in the Transaction Terms.

4. Financial Terms

4.2 License Consideration.

(a) The Lead Institution will have the responsibility, obligation and authority to receive and collect the License Consideration payable under the License Agreement, and perform such audits under the License Agreement as the Lead Institution deems appropriate. The Lead Institution will keep the Other Institution(s) informed as to all receipts of the License Consideration in accordance with Section 5.2. The Lead Institution will keep the Other Institution(s) reasonably informed of any material delinquencies, deficiencies or defaults by the Licensee in performing the License Agreement.

(b) The Lead Institution will deduct from the License Consideration and retain for itself or reimburse the Other Institution(s) the following amounts:  first, the Patent Expenses (which will be distributed to the Parties in proportion to the Patent Expenses actually paid by each Party and not yet reimbursed, including Past Patent Expenses), and second, the Administration Fee, if any. The Net Consideration will be distributed to the Other Institution(s) in accordance with the Share of Net Consideration set forth in the Transaction Terms. Each Party will be responsible for paying out of its Share of Net Consideration any obligations it owes with respect to Third–Party Interests, unless stated otherwise in the Transaction Terms.  The Lead Institution may not deduct or retain for itself or reimburse the Other Institution(s) for any costs or expenses other than Patent Expenses, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Parties.

4.3 Allocation of Proceeds. If the Lead Institution licenses the Patent Rights together with other patent or intellectual property rights controlled by Lead Institution that are not covered by this Agreement, the Parties will negotiate in good faith to determine the portion of the gross licensing proceeds received under the License Agreement that are attributable to the Patent Rights.

4.4 Inventors. Each Party will be solely responsible for calculating and distributing to its respective inventors their share of Net Consideration or equity allocated to it under Section 3.7(a) in accordance with the Party’s own policy.