Research and Development (“R&D”) represents for many companies a key success factor. Nevertheless, not only the research and development departments of the company perform R&D. More and more companies render their services by cooperationing with partners, in addition to the traditional R&D assignment where a third party performs its R&D work in exchange for remuneration. The cooperation activity, however, entails manifold risks, particularly to the intellectual property and the expertise of the companies involved.
The attorneys of IP Advocates protect your intellectual property through Research and Development Agreements, especially by use of non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) before entering a contract and of the legally compliant version of such contracts. We pay attention on the requirements according to Antitrust Law, especially with regard to the block exemption regulation for research and development agreements as well as the vertical block exemption regulation.