You want to advance your products by cooperating with an another business or an institution? With our research and development agreement you can govern your profitable business relationships to maximise your innovative forces.
With our research and development agreement you make sure that the rules apply that you agreed on. No hidden risks or dangerous clauses – you will be in full control of your collaboration with your business partners.
Innovative technology, valuable data, or unique software – your partner might get to know a lot of your valuable assets. We protect you as far as needed with our proven research and development agreements.
All-in-one flat fee package including strategic planning and structure set-up, drafting, and adjustment of your individual research and development agreement.
Joint kick-off call with our contract legal expert to discuss goals, set-up, and important clauses for your research and development agreement.
Two feedback rounds where we take the time to jointly go through the research and development Agreement and incorporate your feedback and adjustments
With our flat fee package, you can get your research and development agreement drafted as fast as within 3-5 business days for urgent matters.
A research and development agreement establishes the terms between two partners who partner up to find and create new products. Each partner will know its obligations and duties.
You have to decide if your project is more a broader research project or if it will be a more specific development agreement. Both approaches come with different duties and obligations. No worries – we will assists you in finding out which type or mixed form suits you best.
One key difference is motivation – while of course both businesses and public institutions want to make money, public institutions often have an interesting in allowing public access to R&D results, to enable further innovation. Additionally, public institutions are often limited by law in their freedom to conclude contracts – they are operating within borders. Understanding these borders is often crucial for successful negotiations.
The most important point you have to agree on with your partner is the allocation of and usage rights to the intellectual property created in the R&D process. Next to the intellectual property, aligning on a fair and balanced remuneration set-up which aligns the parties interests is key. Also, you need to know, who has to do what during the agreement and what happens if there’s a disagreement.
We’re a growing team of 30+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:
Lars focuses his legal practice on contract, intellectual property, and financial market regulation law. He advises tech companies on the legal set-up and negotiation of complex and day-to-day contracts, IP strategy and execution as well as financial market law matters.
Lars Rohrberg, Legal Expert
Thomas focuses on Intellectual Property, Data Protection & IT Contract Law and advises companies on commercial strategies, Intellectual Property protection and technology-related legal issues. As head of the in-house team, he is responsible for advising and supporting our clients in their day-to-day business.
Thomas Kuster, Head of IP & Contracts, Legal Expert
Maja is a Junior Legal Counsel in the IP & Contracts Team. She assists customers and the team in the field of tech contract law, intellectual property, and data protection.
Maja Rajic, Junior Legal Counsel
Daniel’s focus is on contract and Data Protection issues. He supports our customers with contract drafting and day-to-day advice on contractual topics.
Daniel Wünn, Junior Legal Counsel
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