There are different types of intellectual property licenses that are enshrined in a standard IP agreement. The following three are the most common: As part of an intellectual property transfer agreement, you transfer some or all IP rights permanently for a certain amount to the agent. In essence, you sell the rights to a third party in the same way that you could sell physical property for a permanent transfer. As a general rule, you waive any control, participation and rights to transferred intellectual property rights. “I agree that all inventions that (a) are developed with the company`s equipment, inventory, facilities or business secrets; or (b) having results on the work I have done for the company; c) in connection with the ongoing or expected research and development of the company is the exclusive and exclusive property of the company and is ceded by me to the company.” For patents: a transfer involves the sale and transfer of ownership of a patent by the assignee to the assignee. An invention assignment agreement assigns a new business to all relevant intellectual property rights created by employees after the company is created. The agreement generally includes the founder (s) and the collaborator (s) as signatories to a confidentiality agreement and an invention transfer agreement. But IP transfer agreements can also have their advantages. If you cede the intellectual property to a third party, you are no longer responsible for the product. This means that you generally cannot be sued for problems related to your IP and that they are not responsible for maintenance costs.
Intellectual property transfer is generally more appropriate when you sell your business or leave a field altogether. Unlike licensing agreements which, under certain conditions, allow the use of intellectual property, divestitures are generally transfers of property rights, with no conditions under which rights are used. Start-up creators should own intellectual property in writing during the creation of the company. Legal property is not only a prerequisite for most investors, but can also contain the role of patent and companies that wish to copy your products. You can also combine elements of these three types of IP agreements, for example. B by granting an intellectual property license for exclusive rights in certain geographic areas. You can check a standard licensing agreement at the Document and Form Priority Learning Centre.