Drafting Intellectual Property License Agreements

Businesses in many sectors depend on the ability to grant or receive licenses in the course of their business. W.R. Samuels Law represents clients seeking to obtain or grant licenses in New York City, across the United States, and around the world. The firm's team negotiates and tailors agreements in accordance with clients' needs, including software development agreements, patent, trademark, and copyright licenses, confidentiality agreements, software licensing agreements, and distribution agreements.

In all of these cases, the objective is to ensure that the intellectual property rights of the original owners are protected while giving licensees adequate use of the rights. Additionally, the global nature of the firm's IP practice ensures that clients interested in dividing license grants on the basis of geographic territories can leverage the firm's network of IP attorneys around the world. The firm assists clients in granting or obtaining licenses for:

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets

Drafting For The Future

As a strategy-based IP firm, the firm has witnessed the financial and business consequences of poorly drafted IP licensing agreements. These agreements often fail to adequately address or predict the range of IP challenges possible in a given IP licensing transaction. When selecting the terms of a license grant, the firm's attorneys use clear and concise language to set out terms. The attorneys at W.R. Samuels Law begin drafting licensing agreements with a defensive and strategic consultative approach. The goal is to prevent potential risk while securing client interests.

W.R. Samuels Law — Helping Clients Leverage IP Licenses

To discuss how the firm's IP attorneys can help grow and protect your business through licensing agreements, call 212-206-9399 or send an email.

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