Closing the deal

A checklist for negotiating robust licensing agreements.

Universities have long been viewed as important to the economic and social well-being of their communities, but in recent years expectations have changed. Universities are now expected, increasingly even mandated, by governments and other funders of research to play a more active role in economic develop¬ment, especially by assisting in creating new companies, and ensuring that research fund¬ing eventually leads to products beneficial to the public. At the center of this activity is the university’s technology transfer office (TTO), whose primary mission is to move research results from the non-profit laboratory into the hands of industry.

Nature Biotechnology 34, 1222–1225 (2016)

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