IP: University-industry transactions becoming more prominent

Legal departments should understand how university deals may differ from relationships between industry partners

The significance of a relationship between a university and an industry partner has never been more important for both academia and industry. Universities have seen cuts in government funding and increasingly look to corporations for funding. The bioscience industry increasingly looks to universities for new technologies. It is therefore important to understand how university deals may differ from relationships between industry partners. The following provides a basis for understanding these arrangements.

1. The university has more than one goal in the transaction

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Gregory Nelson

Gregory A. Nelson is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Novak Druce + Quigg. He represents clients in all phases of patent, trademark...

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