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Streamline Your Agreements Distance Learning Combo

A Two-Session Distance Learning Collection
Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD

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Price: $294 (regularly $394)
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What’s the #1 complaint from licensees of university IP?

licensing barriers

The lengthy and sometimes arduous task of negotiating a licensing agreement. The typical twists, turns, reviews, approvals and other common detours can derail your agreement before it even gets inked. But you can break down those barriers by carefully defining terms, responsibilities, and compliance expectations up front in two distinctly different types of licenses: “express” licenses and “ready-to-sign” licenses.  These streamlined agreements have been proven to speed licensing deals and alleviate the “hassle factor.”

That’s why we are offering two distance learning programs in one convenient package that focuses squarely on the benefits and drawbacks of each type of streamlined license as well as insight into who is using them and how they are faring.

You get the on-demand video, transcript, and original program materials – and receive unlimited access for you, your staff and faculty. You can use this valuable collection over and over whenever the need arises, and share it freely throughout your organization!

Here are the details:

Session One:
The Continuing Evolution of Express Licensing

  • Various express license models and how they have evolved since inception
  • Weigh the pros and cons of “click-thru” vs.  “express” licenses
  • How to determine which technologies will benefit most from express licensing
  • Identify best practices for creating an express license from scratch
  • Reveal the benefits and limitations of this popular licensing strategy
  • Provide statistical information from top universities who are employing express licenses
  • The incentives, benefits, and drawbacks for both your TTO and for your partners:
    • Licensees
    • Investors
    • Inventors
    • Government agencies

Session Two:
Ready-to-Sign Licenses: Bring in More Licensing Revenue with Less Effort

  • Benefits for starting a ready-to-sign licensing program
  • Criteria for selecting IP to include in your ready-to-sign program such as:
    • Copyright licenses
    • Unpatented biological material
    • Patents
  • Ensuring “ready-to-sign” doesn’t become “ready-to-steal”
  • Tips for drafting ready-to-sign licenses, including:
    • Tailoring terms according to the IP’s stage and relative value
    • Achieving simplicity is key: what are musts, and what can be cut
    • Indemnity clauses
    • Setting price and other terms
  • How to monitor licensees for compliance
  • Dealing with exceptions: When to negotiate, and when (and why) to say no
  • Effective marketing strategies that get you more signed agreements
  • Online payment structure and use of electronic signatures
  • Dealing with tricky issues – learn from experienced users so you don’t get caught off guard

Your Expert Faculty

Kevin Lei, MS, MBA
Director, Faculty & Start-up Services
Office of Technology Transfer
Emory University

Brian Wright, PhD
Associate Director, Commercialization
Auburn University

David Tollen
Founding partner with Adeli & Tollen

Emily Loughran
Director of Licensing
Office of Intellectual Property and
Industry Sponsored Research

Dean Stell, BS, MBA
Associate Director, Commercialization
Wake Forest Innovations

To make this outstanding collection most useful to you and your organization, with your purchase you receive:

  • On-Demand Video access to all programs
  • Transcripts to all programs
  • Access to all of the original program materials including slideshows and handouts for attendees
  • Note: A DVD copy of the collection is available for an additional $50.

Plus: You can share it throughout your organization when, where, and how best suits your training needs!

Our Guarantee of Quality and Value

We stand 100% behind the quality and value of our products. If you are dissatisfied, simply let us know and we will send you an immediate refund for your entire order -- no questions asked.

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