Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

NIH – MPP (C-TAP), COVID-19 Technologies, Patent and Biological Material License Agreement

  • Term & termination | Effects of termination
  • Term & termination | Termination & withdrawal

4. Sublicensing

4.3 Any sublicenses granted by the Licensee shall provide for the termination of the sublicense, or the conversion to a license directly between the sublicensees and IC, at the option of the sublicensee, upon termination of this Agreement under Article 13. This conversion is subject to the IC approval and contingent upon acceptance by the sublicensee of the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

13. Term, Termination, And Modification Of Rights


13.2 In the event that the Licensee is in default in the performance of any material obligations under this Agreement, including but not limited to the obligations listed in Paragraph 13.5, and if the default has not been remedied within ninety (90) days after the date of notice in writing of the default, IC may terminate this Agreement by written notice and pursue outstanding royalties owed through procedures provided by the Federal Debt Collection Act.

13.3 In the event that the Licensee becomes insolvent, files a petition in bankruptcy, has such a petition filed against it, determines to file a petition in bankruptcy, or receives notice of a third party’s intention to file an involuntary petition in bankruptcy, the Licensee shall immediately notify IC in writing.

13.4 The Licensee shall have a unilateral right to terminate this Agreement in any country or territory by giving IC sixty (60) days written notice to that effect.

13.5 IC shall specifically have the right to terminate or modify, at its option, this Agreement, if IC determines that the Licensee:

(a) is not executing the WHO C–TAP Development Plan submitted with its request for a license and the Licensee cannot otherwise demonstrate to IC’s satisfaction that the Licensee has taken, or can be expected to take within a reasonable time, effective steps to achieve Practical Application of the Licensed Products or Licensed Processes;

(b) has not achieved the Benchmarks as may be modified under Paragraph 9.2;

(c) has willfully made a false statement of, or willfully omitted, a material fact in the license application or in any report required by this Agreement;

(d) has committed a material breach of a covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement;

(e) is not keeping Licensed Products or Licensed Processes reasonably available to the public after commercial use commences;

(f) cannot reasonably satisfy unmet health and safety needs; or

(g) cannot reasonably justify a failure to comply with the domestic production requirement of Paragraph 5.2, unless waived; or

(h) has been found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have violated the Federal antitrust laws in connection with its performance under this Agreement.

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.

13.7 IC reserves the right according to 35 U.S.C. §209(d)(3) to terminate or modify this Agreement if it is determined that the action is necessary to meet the requirements for public use specified by federal regulations issued after the date of the license and these requirements are not reasonably satisfied by the Licensee.

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.

13.9 Within ninety (90) days of expiration or termination of this Agreement under this Article 13, a final report shall be submitted by the Licensee. Any royalty payments, including those incurred but not yet paid (such as the full minimum annual royalty), and those related to patent expense, due to IC shall become immediately due and payable upon termination or expiration. Unless otherwise specifically provided for under this Agreement, upon termination of this Agreement, the Licensee shall return all Licensed Products or other materials included within the Licensed Patent Rights to IC or provide IC with written certification of the destruction thereof. The Licensee may not be granted additional IC licenses if the final reporting requirement is not fulfilled.