Negotiating Licensing Agreements with National Laboratories

About the Course:

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn about the nuances of negotiating licensing agreements with National Laboratories. Listeners will be privy to the goals, motivations, and requirements of National Laboratories. This insight is crucial for negotiating favorable licensing agreements with National Laboratories.

The following are among the issues discussed:

  • How various pieces of legislation - such as the Bayh-Dole Act, the Stevenson-Wydler Act, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - shape the negotiating positions of National Laboratories
  • Who are the parties to licensing agreements (e.g. the Federal Government, the Department of Energy, the Contractor, the Inventors) and what are their interests in licensing
  • What are evaluation licenses and when are they used
  • What do National Laboratories look for in licensees
  • How will National Laboratories negotiate indemnifications as well as representations and warranties
  • How much access - and on what terms - will licensees have with inventors
  • How do national security concerns impact licensing agreements with National Laboratories
  • What is the significance of Government Use Acknowledgments
  • What are the policies of National Laboratories with respect to issues such as sublicensing, pursuit of allegedly infringing parties, use of lab or contractor name in advertising, and dispute resolution

Course Leader: Eric Lund, Commercialization Manager, Battelle and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Eric Lund is a Commercialization Manager for the Battelle Memorial Institute, and works at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is operated by Battelle under contract with the US Department of Energy. Eric manages a portfolio of chemistry and physical sciences technologies, overseeing patent prosecution and negotiating licenses. Eric was previously an Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and most recently the Assistant Director of the Technology Transfer Office at the University of California, San Diego. Eric received his B.S. in chemistry from Washington State University, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Davis. Eric also has an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Washington.

Course Length: Approx. 1.0 hours


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