R&D collaborations enhance innovation outcomes and reduce cost by enabling the participating parties to access shared resources and an enlarged talent pool. Through R&D collaborations, businesses are able to create end products for consumers that are both groundbreaking and an improvement from what came before.
R&D collaborations are multi-faceted and often involve many parties. They can take a wide variety of form, and agreements have to be drafted to that intended effect. There are many aspects of R&D collaborations. R&D collaboration agreements can therefore range from simple documents to very complex arrangements.
R&D collaboration agreements are often not straightforward, as they also involve and relate to contentious aspects such as IP ownership, IP exploitation and confidentiality among the participating parties.
Our corporate and commercial lawyers are able to assist clients with drafting, structuring and the negotiating their collaboration agreements. We ensure that our clients’ interests are protected to the best of our abilities and all the potential issues are uncovered in order that the R&D collaborations are executed smoothly. We draw from our vast experience in handling our clients’ R&D portfolios and advising them on how it can be strengthened and enhanced.
Consult us for advice on your R&D collaborations.