Defying the IP Paradox

Perspectives from Spin-offs on Standardized Contracts for the Transfer of Intellectual Property via Phantom Shares

Spin-off companies from universities built on intellectual property (IP) derived from research activities are an increasingly important transfer mechanism. However, the transfer and licensing of IP poses challenges for startups. This contribution summarizes the key findings of a survey conducted with 40 individuals involved in spin-offs to understand their perspectives on a standardized contract approach for IP transfer using phantom shares. The results indicate that IP transfer processes sometimes delay or even hinder the establishment of startups. A majority of respondents view standardized contracts positively, citing accelerated processes as a key benefit. Well-financed spin-offs prefer upfront payments, while standardized contracts are seen as a starting point for negotiations rather than a complete replacement. Failure to reach an agreement may result in "informal transfer mechanisms" leading to the university's disengagement from the spin-off.

Mitvortragende: Schädel, Nicolai, Stengelin, Alexander
Vortrag auf Veranstaltung: G-Forum
Veranstaltungsort: Darmstadt
Datum: 28.09.2023 bis 29.09.2023


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Prof. Dr. Nils Högsdal  Elektronische Visitenkarte

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