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Joint Development and Collaboration Agreements

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Joint development and
collaboration agreements

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Hogan Lovells

Joint Development and Collaboration Agreements

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Primer on key contract terms

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When two or more organizations want to work
together to develop or enhance their products,
combine or integrate their technologies, or
jointly commercialize a new product, they
have many choices for documenting their
relationship. If the collaboration is simple
and development work minimal, the parties
might use standard licensing agreements and
purchase orders. If the parties contemplate
creating an ongoing business and making
substantial investments, creation of a separate
joint venture entity may be the best path. In
many cases, however, a joint development or
collaboration agreement provides the right
framework—establishing a set of rules tailored
to the relationship without the overhead
and complexity of a separate joint venture.
For convenience, this primer refers to joint
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