Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Gates Foundation – Arsanis RSV Monoclonal Antibodies Funding Agreement

  • Equitable Access | Ensuring continuity
  • Intellectual Property | License Grants


Background Technology” means any and all products, services, processes, technologies, materials, software, data, or other innovations, and intellectual property created by You or a third party prior to or outside of the Project used as part of the Project.

Developing Countries” means [a list of countries set out in Appendix C], which includes (i) countries eligible for GAVI support as of 2016, (ii) countries in the process of transitioning out of GAVI support in 2016, and (iii) Botswana, Brazil, Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. “Developing Countries” also means any countries reasonably requested by the Foundation that are part of the Foundation’s strategies to which the Company consents in writing, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld […].

Funded Developments” means the products, services, processes, technologies, materials, software, data, other innovations, and intellectual property resulting from the Project (including modifications, improvements, and further developments to Background Technology).

Global Access” means: (a) the knowledge and information gained from the Project will be promptly and broadly disseminated; and (b) the Funded Developments will be made available and accessible at an affordable price (i) to people most in need within developing countries, or (ii) in support of the U.S. educational system and public libraries, as applicable to the Project.


For the purpose of achieving Global Access, You grant the Foundation a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty–free, fully paid up, sublicensable license to: make, use, sell, offer to sell, import, distribute, copy, modify, create derivative works, publicly perform and display the Funded Developments, and any Background Technology incorporated into a Funded Development or required to use a Funded Development; in each case, for the sole benefit of people in Developing Countries. You and the Foundation agree and acknowledge that the license granted in this section does not include the right to sell Funded Developments for end use outside of the Developing Countries and that no such sales are authorized under this license. In the event You demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Foundation that Global Access can best be achieved without such a license (or a license of different scope) such as by the provision of a Global Access Strategy satisfactory to the Foundation, the Foundation and You will make good faith efforts to modify or terminate this license, as appropriate.