Guidance

IP Health Check: licensing IP

This booklet is designed to give you an understanding of the potential benefits licensing intellectual property (IP) offers your business.

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This guide is no longer current and is not being updated. It has been replaced by the guide licensing intellectual property.

Documents

Licensing Intellectual Property

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Licensing Intellectual Property: checklist

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Licensing Intellectual Property: checklist

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Skeleton licence

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Details

This guide is aimed at businesses that would like to use somebody else’s IP or that are considering allowing somebody else to use theirs.

This booklet:

  • contains an introduction to the concept of licensing intellectual property
  • gives an explanation of why businesses grant and take licences of intellectual property
  • sets out a checklist of the most common issues which you should consider before entering into any licence agreement
  • provides a list of other resources for those who want to learn more about licensing
  • provides a list of useful contacts

The supporting checklist sets out the major issues you need to think about before licensing IP.

Published 20 June 2014