Commercializing IP
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Once you’ve solved the challenges of invention and development, the next step may lead you to commercialize and monetize your intellectual property assets. This could be through a license or sale, an investment, a joint venture, product integration, collaboration, or a hybrid combination of agreements. 

At this critical stage, you need experienced advisors who can help you navigate the complexities of these negotiations, including licensing terms, royalty clauses, intellectual property due diligence, and IP indemnities.

Commercialization of your IP must be informed by the overall IP strategy for your organization. You may be a technology start-up with a game-changing innovation, or you may be developing incremental improvements to mature products in an established marketplace, or maybe you are a public company with an existing technology portfolio.  

We advise organizations like yours across all of these stages of development and growth and provide extensive services related to IP strategy development including:

  • Technology Development Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Technology Licensing
  • Patent Licensing
  • Trade-mark Licensing
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Technology Integration Agreements
  • Cross-Licensing Agreements
  • Term sheets and offer letters for IP commercialization
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), non-competition, and non-solicitation restrictions
  • IP ownership strategies
  • Software Development Agreements
  • Software Licensing and Software Distribution Agreements,
  • Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Agreements
  • Click-Through, Browsewrap, and Online Terms and Conditions
  • Sale, Purchase, and Distribution Agreements where technology is a core asset
  • Technology Supplier Outsourcing Agreements
  • IT Project Agreements and IT Support Agreements
  • IP audits and due diligence
  • Research and Collaboration Agreements
  • Revenue-Sharing Agreements
  • Advice on crowdfunding and related IP issues
  • Technology Funding and Grant Agreements
  • Acquisition of artwork rights, and art gallery issues, and
  • Review of IP in the context of secured lending, secured transactions and corporate finance

Contact any one of our IP commercialization group including Richard Stobbe, Lawyer and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) at rstobbe@fieldlaw.com or 403-260-8508 to discuss your technology and IP commercialization needs and obtain an initial assessment of your IP strategy.

April 2015
Texas Justice Provides an Evidence Solution
The Medium
Have you ever been in a situation where you have reliable information that an organization has infringed your intellectual property rights, but you do not have actual “evidence” in­-hand? This article discusses a pro...
November 2014
Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices – Part 2
The Medium
In Part 1, we looked at three important steps in starting an intellectual asset management process within your organization. “Intellectual assets” can include the know-­how and intellectual capital within your organizatio...
May 2014
Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices - Part 1
The Medium
Does your organization have “intellectual assets”? Regardless of what your organization does – whether it is a service ­based business, or in the manufacturing sector, whether it is driven by cloud-­based software or bric...
February 2014
Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) Update
The 2014 New Year’s resolution of ICANN, divine ruler of the Internet, is to give poor old .com and its 120 million registered domains some back­-up. As we speak, ICANN is rolling out hundreds of new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) to creat...
June 2013
Software Licenses and Indemnities: What Obligations Are You Taking On?
The Medium
License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a liability, loss, or damage. In essence, the party giving the indemnity will make the injured p...
March 2013
Utility Models, Petty Patents & Innovation Patents: Efficient IP Protection for SMEs
The Medium
For small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), patent protection can be complex and costly. And yet, for many of them, patent protection is a must to maintain their competitive edge. A fast and cheap option for protecting mechanical inventions, pro...
April 2012
Intellectual Property Issues in Corporate-Commercial Transactions
The Medium