Intellectual property licence agreements
These intellectual property licence agreements allow the licensee to use written text, software, images, music, inventions, designs, systems, plans, objects or any other IP in as wide or narrow a range of circumstances as you choose. These are flexible contracts that protect your interest and enable a smooth and reasonable deal.
This is a simple copyright licence agreement whereby the owner of the copyright work grants a licence for a specified sum of money, for some other person to exploit his work. You can use this agreement for any sort of created work, for a specific time period or in perpetuity.
This is a licence of a patent to someone who will exploit it through sub licences. The licensor will take a cash payment or royalty, or both. Example: a patented device, part or sub-assembly which requires to be incorporated into a product for use.
This is a heavyweight licence agreement for rights in an invention. The product could be an innovative new product for sale or a device to improve an existing product. It could be a device for dogs to get their own meals or a steering system for supersonic drones. The licence is flexible, but drawn in present form as a licence in perpetuity for a particular industry. It assumes a single fee and/or a royalty. It is also assumed that the licensee will require a licence to use supporting systems, in common with licensees in other industries.
This is a straight forward licence of a set of photos or videos or both. Provides for sub-licence. Perfect for amateur or professional photographer to licence his work in any medium.
This is a licence agreement for your piece of software and layout to be incorporated in one or more other software systems or applications. It may facilitate use of a record-keeping process or facilitate compliance with statutory requirements. The range of possibilities is without limit. You license for single use only, not for re-sale or for use in a product for mass sale. Initial payment, with option for annual payment for support.
This is an agreement for the restricted sale of rights in a chemical compound. It may be any compound for any purpose. Your buyer will have a particular purpose in mind. You will want to limit the sale by reference to place, end product, industry type or any other. Payment by up front cash plus royalty. Provides for ongoing mutual co-operation in R&D or other.
This is a heavyweight licence agreement for rights in an invention. It could be any technical IP. This agreement is for an invention or improvement which could be used in more than one industry. The owner/inventor will licence it widely, but to only one licensee per industry or sector. The Licence is perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free and worldwide. The licensee is therefore entirely free to incorporate it into any product he makes, provided it is in his industry only. Includes more limited licence for supporting IP - maybe a patent or trade mark or the right to some system or device. It is also assumed that the licensee will require a licence to use supporting systems, in common with other licensees.
This is a heavyweight licence agreement for a "How to" product; for example an educational or training system, or a system for psychometric testing. Your product is likely to be provided as a CD or DVD, maybe with hard copy or hard product support. The licence is flexible. It assumes a single fee and/or a royalty. It includes many options, for example that the licensee will require a licence to use supporting systems, in common with your other licensees.
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