A transfer of technology usually includes know-how and intellectual property rights. It can be done either in isolation (bilaterally) or as part of a consortium for example.
Technology transfer contracts must therefore be balanced to allow the buyer to put the transferred technology into operation.
In return for a transfer of technology, the buyer pays a fixed price and / or a royalty on the farm.
Technology transfer can also be done through pure licenses. This is called licensing.
This transfer of technology is usually subject to the payment of royalties.
Finally, the transfer of technology is sometimes done when the company is bought out as a whole. In this case, the value of the acquired company and therefore its technology often depends on the value of its intellectual property.
It is therefore essential that intellectual property titles be drafted as carefully as possible so that their legal force is the highest. The value of the transfer is then directly related to the legal strength of the IP securities.
Technology transfer agreements can involve economic actors of various sizes and natures (e.g. SMEs and large groups, R&D departments of companies and public laboratories, for example). We have the necessary experience to manage these disparities in order to defend the interests of our clients.
HAUTIER IP accompanies you at the stage of the taking of protection on your technologies, but also during their transfers within the framework of the negotiation and the writing of contracts of transfer of technology.