OHSU's IMPACT Program

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Licensing intellectual property terms in industry-sponsored research agreements is often the most time-consuming part of negotiation. To solve this problem, OHSU offers upfront license terms for licensing IP resulting from industry-sponsored non-clinical research projects under a new program called Improved Access to Technology (IMPACT). Under IMPACT, industry sponsors can choose from OHSU's standard intellectual property and license terms or an upfront non-exclusive or exclusive license.


How IMPACT works

  • Industry sponsors can select one of three license models
  • Technology Transfer and Business Development at OHSU will discuss with the study investigator the implications of a given model
  • TTBD and the OHSU study investigator must both approve the model
  • All upfront license fees must be paid by sponsor at the time of execution of the research agreement
  • All license fees are non-refundable and non-creditable
  • Other standard license terms apply


Benefits of IMPACT 

  • Reduced negotiation time
  • Known license fees
  • More efficient execution of industry-sponsored research agreements

 

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Standard Terms

OHSU Option 1

OHSU Option 2

Rights to Intellectual Property

Sponsor has first exclusive option to elect to negotiate a worldwide, sublicensable, royalty-bearing license to OHSUs rights in IP

Non-exclusive, worldwide, non-sublicensable, commercial license to OHSUs rights in IP

Exclusive, worldwide, sublicensable, commercial license to OHSUs rights in IP

Upfront option and license fees

No upfront option fees.  License fees to be negotiated at the time sponsor exercises its exclusive option

7.5% of total sponsored research cost or $10,000, whichever is greater

15% of total sponsored research cost or $20,000, whichever is greater

Royalty

To be negotiated at the time sponsor exercises its exclusive option

No royalty

1.0% royalty on all sales of products and services after sales reach $20,000,000

Patent and other expenses to protect the Intellectual Property

Sponsor shall reimburse OHSU for all expenses incurred by OHSU on IP during any license negotiation period

OHSU has no obligation to pursue IP protection on any IP arising from the project unless sponsor pays any and all expenses to protect such IP.

Sponsor pays all expenses to protect IP arising from the project