Intellectual Property Agreement Guide (IPAG)

Online manual with sample contracts for R&D cooperation between companies and research institutions

Included are material transfer contracts, licensing contracts, patent purchase contracts, commissioned research and R&D cooperation contracts. The sample contracts are compiled during an intensive coordination process between universities and discussed by an advisory board consisting of companies and extra-mural research institutions. The result for interested parties comes in the form of different versions of sample clauses in German and English with comments by an external legal supervisor, available free of charge at

The sample contracts are intended to make the process of knowledge and technology transfer between universities and companies more efficient and to accelerate transfer and innovation processes.

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