IP Licensing, Copyright, Trademark
With the exception of contract research (whereby a company contracts and pays a university directly to carry out specific research), most other collaborations between Industry and Third Level Research Institutes involve an IP License Agreement.
The IP License Agreement is therefore a key element in the commercialisation process. Although a complicated area, there is significant progress underway to simplify the process so as to make it more attractive for Industry to engage. Here we provide an introductory guide to IP Licensing, with links to further resources and advise. ISIN can assist companies to identify the level of information and advise they require to successfully negotiate IP License Agreements.
This section of the site will provide an overiew of the issues around agreeing a license for Commercialisation of Software Research as well as an Overview on Software License Agreements which provides an explanation of the terms in a normal or end user Software License Agreement.
Additionally, in this section you will find an IP Links section with sample agreements for Industry - University Research Collaboration are provided, among other useful references. A number of Irish Patent Agents are also availabe.
The material on these pages or on pages linked to this website is made available for information purposes only. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal or professional advice. You should not act or rely on this information without seeking appropriate professional advice in advance. The Irish Software Innovation Network does not accept responsibility for any of this material.