Do's And Don'ts For Negotiating Patent Licenses

Law360, San Francisco (April 20, 2016, 2:08 PM EDT) -- A patent license can mark the beginning of a fruitful relationship for both the patent owner and the licensee, but patent owners that focus only on the instant deal, waste time trying to pocket a little more money and draft a vague agreement may wind up going from the bargaining table to the courtroom. 

Here, lawyers share tips for licensing a patent:

Do Develop a Plan for the Patent

Before any license is offered, patent owners first need to do their homework to understand the scope and strengths of their patent as well as any weaknesses, such as validity risks or...

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