Cornell University, a leader in academic research, offers the GateWay to Partnership for industry sponsors to encourage collaboration, streamline negotiations for sponsored research agreements and subsequent licenses, and promote technology development and commercialization.
Options for Intellectual Property Terms
The Gateway to Partnership program offers three options to enable companies to manage their investments with clarity about access to project intellectual property.
|1 Standard Terms|
|Non-exclusive, royalty-free license (NERF) for internal research and development purposes||Option to elect a field-specific NERF for commercial purposes when patent expenses are reimbursed||Option to negotiate an exclusive commercial license, including the right to sublicense, for project intellectual property after it is created|
|2 Preset Terms for projects greater than $100K|
|Standard Terms plus||Ability to elect the following key license terms:
Favorable royalty rate specific to the industry sector
Capped license-issue fees via an exclusive option to negotiate an exclusive license, including the right to sublicense
|3 Pre-negotiated terms for strategic partners and projects greater than $500K|
|Non-exclusive, royalty-free license (NERF) for internal research and development purposes||Option to elect a field-specific NERF for commercial purposes||Ability to pre-negotiate terms that are more comprehensive than the Level 2 Preset License Terms.|