MTAs are legal instruments that generally accompany the transfer of TP. They generally document (perhaps ideally) what is transferred, who transfers to whom, as well as the provisions, uses, scope of rights, confidentiality and duration of the agreement.16 MTAs are legally defined as leases.17 The question obviously arises: what is a derailment? A constraint is the delivery of a TP item from one party to another, for a specific purpose, according to the terms of a contract. However, in the event of a derailment, it is important to remember that, although actual physical property changes, there is no transfer of ownership: the property remains with the owner (Bailer) – even if the property has moved to the beneficiary (Bailee).18 An MTA does not only contain an outage, The terms and provisions of a binding contract must therefore be taken very seriously by both parties involved in the assignment/transaction, in order to avoid the possibility of breaching contractual liability19.19 Licensing includes the patent holder`s written authorization to use the patented technology for specific activities in certain markets and for a specified period of time. The convenience of such an agreement depends in large part on the terms of the proposed licence. Although there is a potential loss of autonomy and while the patent holder requires payment of a lump sum and/or periodic royalties, this may be the simplest way to clarify the ground for the commercialization of a new technology or product. Dismissed (close) A party that obtains rights under a licensing agreement. Equipment Transfer Contract (MTA) (closure) A contract between the owner of a material and a party seeking the right to use the material for research or evaluation purposes. The material can be patented or unpatented. Equipment transfer contracts are generally shorter than licensing agreements. The purpose of an MTA is to document the transfer of material and outline terms of use, including identification of the research or evaluation project, confidentiality conditions, publication and liability.

While the company can and must demand compensation clauses in supplier contracts, compensation may not provide sufficient protection. Foreign companies that turn to the company`s business can quickly agree on a compensation clause, while underestimating or not fully acknowledging the risks of patent infringement, given that many patented technologies in the United States are not patented in some countries and the risk of damage is much lower in other countries. The FTO team leader chooses who will be part of the OTF team. FTO team members should include: the scientists who oversaw the project, the technology transfer staff and the technicians/assistants. The latter are absolutely necessary, because they often know what really happened in the research, development and marketing of the products. The FTO team may also include businessmen (depending on the marketing phase) and possibly administrative staff. These may contain information about relevant communications, documents and agreements.