Below are some articles, websites and information that might be of interest: cooperation agreements between universities and companies: model research cooperation agreements The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the UK Government`s official authority responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights, including patents, designs, trademarks and copyrights. They have published seven typical research collaborations for universities and companies that wish to conduct joint research projects. The Intellectual Property Office has developed a number of model agreements aimed at improving cooperation between universities and enterprises (in particular small and medium-sized enterprises). The agreements set out a number of approaches to the ownership and use of intellectual property. This series of model agreements aims to accelerate the start of the study, improve the speed of industry-sponsored clinical trials and enable NHS patients to access innovative treatments faster. The original agreements, developed by the Brunswick Group, have been revised and updated by an initiative sponsored by the Russell Group. To find the full list of organizations that have signed up to use these templates, please click here. They are based both on previous agreements with Brunswick and on a series of agreements established and agreed for use by all Scottish universities, which have been consulted with both the Russell Group and the Brunswick Group universities. They have been updated to reflect the changes that have been put forward since their introduction and, where appropriate, to reflect English jurisdiction. This agreement is not intended for use between universities and commercial organizations. An MTA human tissue model was developed as part of the Brunswick Group`s original initiative. There are two modelling agreements, one for bipartite cooperation agreements and the other for multi-party consortium agreements.
These agreements can be used when a new party joins the project. One of the fundamental principles of all model agreements is that no amendment to the agreement is valid unless all existing parties agree in writing to the amendment. The Lambert toolkit, including guides and model agreements, is only designed to be used if the agreements are governed by English law. To use another legal system, you must use legal advice from a qualified lawyer to deliberate on the law of that country.. . . .