In this E-Learning series, join James Lampert, retired partner at WilmerHale, Harvard Law School (’64) and MIT alumnus (’61) for a comprehensive overview of what you as an entrepreneur should know about intellectual property.
If your business will use technology and IP to make money, you will need licenses from others who have technology and IP that you need, and to give licenses to those you work with, and often your customers.
What kinds of licenses are there? What do they usually say? What provisions do you need to look out for? When what you are doing involves both your and someone else’s technology, what is the fair way to deal with what each of you can do with that technology in the future? And finally, are there potential license terms that you would like because they might make you more money, but that you probably can’t ask for?