Reflects expertise and consensus from a diverse group of research institutions on best practices for managing jointly owned patent rights.
Minimizes transaction costs and eliminates repeated legal reviews by providing standard terms within a customizable template, complete with annotation on common issues and options.
Simplifies administration of jointly owned rights through community-developed standard practices.
What does it mean to participate in the Model IIA project?
By being listed on the Participating Institutions page of this Model IIA web site, a research institution simply expresses its commitment to use the template as starting point when requested by another participating institution.
The Model IIA provides a generally accepted starting place, which can be customized for specific circumstances.
The Model IIA is a dynamic, living document, with periodic review and updates by a diverse working group to reflect experience and changes in best practices.
I’m convinced! Where do we sign up?
Indicate your institution’s willingness to use the Model IIA by filling in the contact form on this website. Please include the email address of your director of tech transfer for confirmation purposes.