IP Licensing & Transfer

Intellectual property rights are frequently licensed or transferred. There are many reasons to license or transfer IP rights, and the associated agreements should be tailored to reflect the prevailing objectives and circumstances. Our team has extensive experience dealing with these types of issues and the underlying commercial dynamics in a wide range of sectors such as life sciences, pharma and biotech, medical devices, chemicals, electronics, computers and software, telecoms, industrial equipment, automotive, luxury goods, retail and media.

We provide top-notch strategic advice and assistance, including the negotiation and drafting of agreements, in all areas of IP, such as patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, know-how and other intellectual property rights, ranging from licensing, software and technology transfer agreements to R&D, joint ownership and collaboration contracts as well as settlement agreements. Our thorough understanding of the client’s business and technology and awareness of the latest legal developments allow us to ensure optimal protection and commercialisation of intellectual property in all possible scenarios.

We know there is no “one size fits all” solution and strive to find the perfect fit for the client’s needs, be it in the context of a straight-forward licensing agreement or complex cross-border negotiations related to critical business technology. We advise multinationals and hidden champions as well as start-ups and inventors on issues ranging from high-tech development to the merchandising of brands and from IP issues in corporate transactions to the competition and antitrust aspects of IP licensing and transfer. Regardless of the IP issue at stake, we can find a solution, through negotiations, arbitration or litigation.

    • Advising and representing various telecom companies in FRAND licensing negotiations for SEPs in the mobile communications and broadband sector.
    • Advising on a licensing and technology transfer agreement in the field of photocopiers and related software.
    • Advising several pharma companies and university start-ups on R&D agreements.
    • Advising a chemicals company on a worldwide licensing agreement, including antitrust and competition law aspects.
    • Representing a car manufacturer in SEP licensing negotiations with various SEP holders and pools.
    • Representing a car supplier in various SEP licensing negotiations.

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Natalie Swinnen


Jordan Abaléa

AssociatePatent Attorney

David Owen

PartnerPatent Attorney

Dr. Nico Schur


Franca Poll-Wolbeck

Senior Associate

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