A licensing agreement is a contract between the university and a company to grant the company the right to make use of intellectual property owned by the university for commercial purposes. In these agreements, the company will negotiate terms and conditions for licensing the intellectual property with an Innovation Partners licensing manager, in partnership with the Texas A&M System Office of General Counsel, and once negotiations are complete, the agreement will be routed for approval by Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization (TTC).
For more information about licensing intellectual property from Texas A&M University or its Health Science Center, please contact Innovation Partners at firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
An NDA is created between the university and an outside entity (company or individual) to facilitate discussions concerning confidential information related to the university's intellectual property. Putting this type of agreement in place allows university researchers and Innovation Partners staff to discuss the details of their confidential research with outside parties that may be interested in partnering with the university in some way (e.g. licensing, sponsored research, etc) while still protecting the intellectual property rights on the research.
NDAs concerning university intellectual property are drafted and negotiated by Innovation Partners staff, in partnership with the Texas A&M System Office of General Counsel, and once negotiations are complete, the agreement is routed for approval and execution by Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization (TTC).
NDAs un-related to university-owned intellectual property are handled and executed by Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services and the Texas A&M University Division of Research. Please visit the Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services website
for more information.
Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
An MTA is a document used by scientists and their institutions to transfer materials. It allows university researchers to provide research materials to an outside university or institution while still protecting the intellectual property rights on the research materials.
While Innovation Partners staff are consulted on matters concerning Texas A&M University intellectual property terms, the initiation, handling, negotiations, and execution of these agreements for Texas A&M University units is managed by the Texas A&M University Division of Research. Please visit the Division of Research website
for more information.