Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

MPP – AbbVie, HIV Antiretroviral Sublicense Agreement

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5. AbbVie Commercialization Rights

5.1 New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulations. Licensee hereby grants to AbbVie an option and right of first refusal for:

(a) (1) the sole right to purchase New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulations from Licensee for sale in the United States and the European Union under terms to be agreed upon by Licensee and AbbVie; or (2) a Sole License to any patents and know-how necessary or useful in exploiting such New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulations in the United States and the European Union under terms to be agreed upon by Sublicensee and AbbVie; provided, in the event that AbbVie chooses option (2), the term of such Sole License shall last until the termination or expiration of this Agreement, whereupon such Sole License will be converted into a license under royalty and terms to be agreed upon by Sublicensee and AbbVie, and AbbVie will pay Licensee a royalty of 4% of the Net Sales of the New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulation, payable at the end of each Agreement Quarter for such Sole License; and

(b) a non-exclusive right to commercialize and otherwise exploit the New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulations outside the United States and the European Union and outside the Territory through purchase or non-exclusive, royalty-free license.

(c) AbbVie will have ninety (90) days from the date of notification to AbbVie of a New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulation in which it may provide notice of its intent to exercise the option provided in this section, failing which the option(s) will have been deemed to be declined.

5.2 New Formulations Containing Other Compounds. Licensee hereby grants to AbbVie a right of first negotiation to obtain the sole rights to commercialize any New Formulation which is not a New Lopinavir/Ritonavir Formulation under the two options described in Section 5.1(a). In the event that such New Formulation contains compounds also under license to Licensee from a third party that contains non-exclusive grant-back obligations, the parties will confer regarding commercialization rights outside the Territory. Financial terms for the agreement(s) contemplated by this section will be on terms to be negotiated between Licensee and AbbVie. AbbVie will have ninety (90) days from the date of notification to AbbVie of a New Formulation containing other compounds in which it may provide notice of its intent to exercise the option provided in this section, failing which the option(s) will have been deemed to be declined.