Tech Transfer

Many great ideas come from universities, government laboratories and theoretical sciences institutes. Innovation is a collaborative process, requiring partnerships and the free flow of ideas. For companies wishing to commercialize those innovations, issues surrounding ownership, protection, transfer and deployment of new technology abound.

Fox’s Technology attorneys are experienced in negotiating and drafting a range of agreements related to the transfer, creation and protection of technology, data and IP rights. Working collaboratively with our Higher Education, Government Contracting, and Intellectual Property colleagues, Fox’s Technology Practice has negotiated for and against universities, federal, state and local governments and with corporate R&D departments. Our experience includes:

  • IP rights creation, registration and protection
  • Inbound/outbound patent, trademark and copyright licensing
  • Joint development and strategic partnerships
  • Research and development agreements
  • Manufacturing, sales and distribution agreements
  • Collaboration and feedback agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliance agreements