Cynthia Cannady (Author of Technology Licensing and Development Agreements)
Software Development Contracts
CRADAs foster mutually beneficial partnerships to facilitate cutting-edge research and development for ultimate commercialization. What distinguishes a CRADA from other partnership mechanisms is the collaborative nature of the work. Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering with an agreement signed in May
Technology Licensing and Development Agreements authored by Cynthia Cannady: Technology licensing and development agreements are increasingly important to businesses in both the United States and abroad, in industries including computer hardware and software, nanotech, biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, energy, and environmental technology. Technology Licensing and Development Agreements is an indispensable guide for business people, technologists, and lawyers who deal with intellectual property and contracts. The book provides practical advice on how to conduct negotiations, how to draft agreements, and how to monitor compliance. The author discusses technology contracts in the context of intellectual property strategy, and provides a framework for selecting and adjusting IP strategies. Chapters on material terms define, analyze, and discuss best practices, and offer sample clauses for more than 40 material terms.
This clause has as its purpose implementation of the National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of Sections , , , and of Pub. The Contractor shall conduct technology transfer activities with a purpose of providing benefit from Federal research to U. It is fully expected that the Contractor shall use all of the mechanisms available to it to accomplish this technology transfer mission, including, but not limited to, CRADAs, user facilities, SPP, science education activities, consulting, personnel exchanges, assignments, and licensing in accordance with this clause. DOE reserves the right to require the Contractor to cancel registration or cease the use of any such mark upon written notice. In furtherance of the technology transfer mission, should the Contractor want to assert trademark or service mark protection for any word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination thereof that includes or is associated with the Laboratory name, the Contractor must first notify the DOE Patent Counsel. The Patent Counsel is the first and primary point of contact for activities described in this clause. The costs associated with the conduct of technology transfer through the ORTA including activities associated with obtaining, maintaining, licensing, and assigning Intellectual Property rights, increasing the potential for the transfer of technology, and the widespread notice of technology transfer opportunities, shall be deemed allowable provided that such costs meet the other requirements of the allowable costs provisions of this Contract.
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Cooperative Research and Development Agreements CRADAs provide an exciting opportunity for NIH investigators to join with their colleagues from industry and academia in the joint pursuit of common research goals. Government scientists can leverage their own research resources, as well as serve the larger mission of NIH, to facilitate the development and commercialization of health-care pharmaceuticals and products. The purpose of a CRADA is to make Government facilities, intellectual property, and expertise available for collaborative interactions to further the development of scientific and technological knowledge into useful, marketable products. Each NIH institute has a Technology Development Coordinator TDC who should be consulted at an early stage of collaboration by the company and the NIH investigator to assist in identifying and developing the proper documents and obtaining the required approvals. The intent of Congress in establishing CRADAs was to promote national technological competitiveness and the rapid transfer of the fruits of innovation to the marketplace.