This Article considers the role of intellectual property rights in research joint ventures. Professor Saunders begins by outlining the various advantages of pursuing research in a joint venture business form, including the sharing of expertise and investment costs. The author identifies and elucidates the intellectual property issues, as well as related licensing and antitrust implications, that arise in the joint venture context. Most notably, Saunders articulates the different intellectual property concerns that surface at each separate stage-from negotiation and planning, to termination of the collaboration.
Kurt M. Saunders,
The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Negotiating and Planning a Research Joint Venture,
7 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 75
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