Our licensing specialists provide the counselling, drafting and negotiation skills our clients expect and rely on when concluding transfer deals of all types, including patent transfer agreements, patent licenses for emerging technologies, trademark transfers and franchising.

We can handle transfers relating to inter-institutional research collaborations and sponsored research agreements, with related technology-transfer transactions, as well as such routine matters as assignments, confidentiality agreements, and consulting and employment agreements.

We employ a team approach to licensing. This means that a lawyer with particular skill in the relevant area (patents, biotechnology, e-commerce, finance, corporate affairs) works on the discrete transaction, but all members of the team are available for review, consultation and assistance. Whatever challenging issues our clients pose in their interaction with public research and academic institutions, with respect to licensing, ownership, or confidentiality, we always try to deal with diplomacy and ingenuity.