You license to monetise your technology. So, how can you ensure you receive those payments in full? Are licensees really dishonest? We will look at the provisions you should be including to protect yourself. We will also look at how to approach those provisions which your licensee may want to include to limit its payments. We will discuss what the approach to licensing Covid technologies has been. We will also touch on what the courts have had to say about some important provisions in Licence Agreements. Our licence should leave you neither shaken nor stirred.

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