Jan 26 2021

OUP Webinar | Startup Licensing 101: A Resource for Entrepreneurs Working with Companies Originated at Academic Institutions

January 26 - September 30, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Chicago, IL 60612

Topic:  Startup Licensing 101: A Resource for Entrepreneurs Working with Companies Originated at Academic Institutions

When:  January 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration Link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JDoolFJuR2SvcdsUvU2EJw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Webinar Description:
For many entrepreneurs, licensing from a university may be a new experience. This series of webinars provides information that will be helpful for academic entrepreneurs contemplating their first (or perhaps subsequent) license from an academic institution. Presented by an attorney who represents many academic startups, including their investors, along with two academic technology transfer veterans, these webinars bring views from both sides of the table and best practices for a fruitful and efficient negotiation.

In part one of this 5-part webinar series, the panelists will cover the background of the licensing agreement. This will bring important context to all of the subsequent webinars.
• What is technology transfer?
• Why do universities and companies enter into these agreements?
• Who are the key stakeholders on each side?
• What do the stakeholders expect of the negotiation and license?

Subsequent parts of the series are:
• The Overall License Process and Pre-License Agreements – (March 23rd, noon ET)
• The Term Sheet; Financials of a License – (May 2021; exact date TBD)
• The License, Part 1 - License Primer; Reservation of Rights; Sublicensing; Change of Control; Reporting; Termination – July (exact date TBD)
• The License, Part 2 - The “Lawyer” Parts - Indemnities, Warranties, Liabilities; All Things Patents; Ownership; Name Use – September (exact date TBD)

Note that the license part of the series will only cover certain areas of the license agreement. These are areas often most discussed during negotiations, particularly with those unfamiliar with university license agreements.


Natasha Azar

Date posted

Jan 12, 2021

Date updated

Jan 12, 2021