Book Description: Understand all the legal issues that affect patent license agreementsâ€”and easily incorporate them into every transaction you handle! Whether you handle one patent license agreement a year or one hundred, youâ€™ll save time, money, and aggravation with the Fifth Edition of Drafting Patent License Agreements. In concise chapters, Drafting Patent License Agreements, Fifth Edition tracks and discussesâ€”clause by clauseâ€”all the critical components of a licensing agreement. Youâ€™ll find concrete examples and advice on virtually any matter that pertains to negotiating, drafting, and administering a patent license agreement. Containing page after page of sample text and detailed commentary, this practical handbook is your best tool for eliminating uncertainty and tilting the odds for a successful patent license agreement in your favor! The Fifth Edition has been completely revised to reflect legal developments that have occurred since the last edition. Significant revisions include: --the concept of sublicense and the rights and obligations of the licensor --an expanded discussion of the covenant not to sue and the distinctions over nonexclusive licenses --a discussion of "reach through royalties" that is of interest to the healthcare community The Fifth Edition also includes a new chapter regarding joint development agreements, providing guidance and sample provisions for allocating rights to inventions developed pursuant to such joint development arrangements and for treating rights to pre-existing technology. The authors identify problematic language and show you how to tailor contract language to accomplish your goals. You get: --valuable insights into the legal and business aspects of patent contracts --analysis of significant legal issues affecting your agreement --discussion of foreign agreements and their unique considerations --almost 200 sample clauses and forms including sample license agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, employment agreements, and moreâ€”all on CD in MicrosoftÂ® Word 2000* format for your convenience --table of authorities and index *Microsoft and Microsoft Word are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.