Since they were first developed and introduced by a select few TTOs several years ago, “express” licenses have become a widely used tool. Many organizations are using various versions of standardized, express agreements to dramatically speed licensing and start-up formation, and this streamlined approach has garnered heavy industry interest, more deals, more faculty spinouts, and better corporate relationships. But not all experience with these template agreements has been positive, and many important lessons have been learned and applied in the years since express agreements first appeared on the scene. These “quick and easy” deals come with trade-offs, and trouble can lurk in seemingly simple contract language and key drafting omissions.
Our Distance Learning Division has recruited two tech transfer veterans and licensing experts to take a fresh look in The Continuing Evolution of Express Licensing: Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Drawbacks, a webinar scheduled for next Wednesday, July 17th. Kevin Lei from Emory University and Dean Stell from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will discuss best practices developed over the past several years to update, enhance, and refine express agreements so they perform optimally for your university and for your licensees. For complete program details and to register, CLICK HERE.
ALSO COMING SOON:
- Wednesday, July 24: The Anatomy of a Great Industry-University Partnership
- Thursday, August 8: Analyzing and Adapting to the Supreme Court’s Myriad Ruling
- Tuesday, August 20: Nail It and Scale It: Ohio State’s Cutting-Edge Commercialization Model