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Drafting License Agreements, Fourth Edition

By Michael A. Epstein, Frank L. Politano
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In this practical reference, 23 renowned experts provide in-depth licensing know-how, drafting techniques, time-saving clauses and provisions, full-length model license agreements, and guidance on international agreements, hybrid licenses, enforcement, litigation, confidentiality, technology and the Internet, and more. By Michael A. Epstein, Frank L. Politano

Deal quickly and effectively with today's most complex licensing issues with the insights and guidance of 23 experts who offer their licensing know-how and drafting techniques in the Fourth Edition of Drafting License Agreements.

In two comprehensive volumes, you will find time-saving clauses and provisions, full-length model license agreements, practice-tested approaches to drafting critical license provisions and practical advice, including:

  • Detailed analysis of legal considerations that affect international agreements, hybrid licenses, enforcement and litigation, confidentiality, technology and the Internet, and other important issues you must address during the drafting process
  • In-depth discussions of special rules that apply to specific types of licensing situations such as an artist's right of publicity, multimedia and software, and emerging licensing areas
  • Authoritative coverage of the latest trends and innovative strategies in pricing, maximizing revenues, and other important aspects of the "business of licensing"
  • And complete, time-saving answers to the drafting questions you encounter every day

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Last Updated 07/02/2018
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780735533790
SKU 10045832-7777
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 DRAFTING LICENSE AGREEMENTS - Michael A. Epstein and Frank L. Politano

  • 1.01 Introduction
  • 1.02 Contractual Provisions
  • 1.03 Special Provisions for Trademark Licenses

Chapter 2 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT INDEMNIFICATION - David M. Pitcher, James G. McEwen, and David E. Weslow

  • 2.01 Introduction
  • 2.02 Types of Indemnities
  • 2.03 Considerations for Drafting an Express Indemnity Clause
  • 2.04 Limitations on Indemnity Provisions
  • 2.05 Need to Be Aware

Chapter 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - Michael A. Epstein

  • 3.01 Introduction
  • 3.02 Trade Secret Law
  • 3.03 Patent Law
  • 3.04 Copyright Law
  • 3.05 Trademark Law

Chapter 4 ANTITRUST AND MISUSE - Alan J. Weinschel

  • 4.01 Introduction
  • 4.02 Patent Misuse
  • 4.03 Application of Antitrust Principles to Patent Licensing
  • 4.04 Government Enforcement Policy
  • 4.05 Enforcement of Patent Rights as an Antitrust Violation

Chapter 5 INTERNATIONAL LICENSING AND FOREIGN ANTITRUST RULES - Joel Davidow

  • 5.01 Basic Approaches
  • 5.02 Technology Licensing and European Commission Antitrust Law
  • 5.03 Technology Licensing: Japanese Guidelines
  • 5.04 Technology Licensing, Developing Countries and the GATT/WT
  • 5.05 Guidelines for Patent and Know-how Licensing Agreements Under the Antimonopoly Act

Chapter 6 BANKRUPTCY CONSIDERATIONS - Brian C. Cunningham and Scott L. Cunningham

  • 6.01 Introduction
  • 6.02 Statutory Response: The 1988 Amendments to the Code
  • 6.03 Effect of Bankruptcy on Software and Biotechnology Licenses
  • 6.04 Summary and Practice Strategies

Chapter 7 HYBRID LICENSES AND ROYALTY AGREEMENTS - Patricia A. Martone

  • 7.01 Introduction
  • 7.02 Contractual Intent
  • 7.03 Policy of Limiting Monopolies
  • 7.04 Applicable Precedent: Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court
  • 7.05 Recent Decisions in Other Circuits
  • 7.06 The Legislative Arena
  • 7.07 Suggestions for Royalty Provisions in Hybrid License Agreements

Chapter 8 CONTRACTUAL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY - Marc T. Shivers and André J. Brunel

  • 8.01 Introduction
  • 8.02 The Temptation to Breach
  • 8.03 Varying Complexity of LOLs
  • 8.04 Mutuality of LOLs
  • 8.05 An Issue of Leverage
  • 8.06 Covering All Types of Claims
  • 8.07 Qualitative LOLs
  • 8.08 Quantitative LOLs
  • 8.09 Carve Outs from LOLs
  • 8.10 Other Contractual Provisions Limiting Liability
  • 8.11 Special Issues Related to Contracting with Governmental Entities
  • 8.12 Conclusion

Chapter 9 [Reserved]

Chapter 10 TRADEMARK LICENSING - Jason Drangel

  • 10.01 Licenses
  • 10.02 Trademark Licenses
  • 10.03 Trademark License vs. Franchise Agreement
  • 10.04 What is Trademark Licensing?
  • 10.05 History and Reasons for Trademark Licensing
  • 10.06 Licensing Plan of Attack
  • 10.07 The License Agreement
  • 10.08 Common Trademark License Agreement Clauses and Terms

Chapter 11 ARTIST'S RIGHT OF PUBLICITY - Carole E. Handler and Jason E. Miller

  • 11.01 General
  • 11.02 Standard Grant of Rights, Name and Likeness and Publicity Provisions
  • 11.03 Likeness Approvals/Biography Approval
  • 11.04 Merchandising Royalties
  • 11.05 Comparison of Prenegotiated Provisions to Negotiated Provisions
  • 11.06 Celebrity Websites

Chapter 12 MULTIMEDIA LICENSING - Michael D. Scott

  • 12.01 Introduction
  • 12.02 Multimedia Licensing Checklist
  • 12.03 Copyright Licenses
  • 12.04 Patent Licenses
  • 12.05 Trademark Licenses
  • 12.06 Character Licenses
  • 12.07 Dealing with Content Providers
  • 12.08 Content Licensing Practices
  • 12.09 Licensing Text
  • 12.10 Licensing Moving Images
  • 12.11 Licensing Still Images
  • 12.12 Licensing Music/Audio
  • 12.13 Licensing Computer Software
  • 12.14 Licensing Video Games

Chapter 13 SOFTWARE LICENSING - J. T. Westermeier

  • 13.01 Nature of Software
  • 13.02 Licensing Considerations
  • 13.03 Legal Framework
  • 13.04 License Scope
  • 13.05 Machine, Site, Enterprise, and Client-Server Licenses
  • 13.06 Acceptance Provisions
  • 13.07 Source Code
  • 13.08 Evaluation, Demonstration and Beta Test Licenses
  • 13.09 Copyright Misuse
  • 13.10 Shrink-Wrap, Click-Wrap, and Browse-Wrap Licenses
  • 13.11 Commercial and Consumer Warranties
  • 13.12 Other Warranties and Disclaimers
  • 13.13 Exclusions and Limitations of Liability
  • 13.14 Warranties against Viruses and Other Unwanted Computer Codes
  • 13.15 Indemnification
  • 13.16 Open Source Licensing
  • 13.17 Software Maintenance and Support
  • 13.18 Assignability
  • 13.19 Governing Law
  • 13.20 Miscellaneous Provisions

Chapter 14 LICENSING BIOPHARMA PATENTS - Marc S. Gross, S. Peter Ludwig, and Robert C. Sullivan

  • 14.01 Introduction to BioPharma Patent Licensing
  • 14.02 Scope of License
  • 14.03 Provisions to Negotiate
  • 14.04 Other Key Considerations
  • 14.05 Authorized Generic Licensing Issues
  • 14.06 Sample License Provisions

Chapter 15 BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN MUSIC LICENSING - Al Kohn and Bob Kohn

  • 15.01 Introduction
  • 15.02 Basic Music Licensing Factors
  • 15.03 Common Terms and Conditions Regarding Fees and Payment
  • 15.04 Commonly Used Boilerplate Terms and Conditions
  • 15.05 Affiliated Company Problem
  • 15.06 General Advice to Music Copyright Owner—Always Encourage Activity in the Song
  • 15.07 General Advice to Persons Seeking to Clear Licenses—Fully Disclose All the Uses You Might Conceivably Make of the Music

Chapter 16 CLAUSES IN PATENT LICENSING AGREEMENTS - Michael J. Lennon

  • 16.01 Summary and Overview
  • 16.02 Patent Licensing Agreements and Information Technology
  • 16.03 Important Clauses in Patent Licensing Agreements
  • 16.04 The “Patent Exhaustion” Doctrine
  • 16.05 Separate Licenses to Manufacture, to Sell, and to Use Patented Information Technology
  • 16.06 Licensing Information Technology Patents at Different Royalty Rates
  • 16.07 Implied Rights of End Users to Use Patented Information Technology
  • 16.08 Some Examples of Acceptable and Attractive Supplier-End User Licensing Arrangements
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