Today, IP Draughts received his complimentary copy of a recently-published book, Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing (ed. Jacques de Werra, Edward Elgar Publishing), details of which can be found here. IP Draughts is the proud author of chapter 6, titled International Patent Licensing.
Each chapter has been written by a different author. Other authors are either academics or practitioners or both, and include Jane Ginsburg, Raymond Nimmer, Heinz Goddar, John Hull (IP Draughts’ fellow lecturer on the Commercialisation of IP course at UCL), and Neil Wilkof (an IPKat).
IP Draughts’ chapter describes some differences in national laws governing licensing, and proposes an international code, or set of default contract terms, for patent licensing, covering such issues as licence rights, warranties, cooperation, financial terms, termination, law and jurisdiction, assignment and change of control, and other boilerplate terms.