The presentation on IP Licensing by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at IIMB

The presentation on IP Licensing by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at IIMB, gives an insight into the basics of licensing intellectual property. Beginning with a short introduction to the rights granted by IP, the presentation moves to some types of licenses based on the nature of transaction, field, type etc.
Kalyan then delves into the process of licensing and various steps involved in it, by taking patent licensing as an example. Some time is spent on specific aspects in the process such as building a portfolio for licensing, evaluating and valuing patents, marketing, finding licensees, deal making and managing licenses.
Then, the presentation discusses some important clauses in every IP license – interpretation, grant, royalty, term and termination, obligations, representations and so on. Finally, Kalyan ends with a comparative analysis of clauses in a software vis-a-vis entertainment license to elucidate the diversity in approach, legalities and challenges.
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