Technology Development Partnership Agreement

This CRADA is in favour of a joint research project between NREL and a partner to develop, develop or commercialize a technology developed by NREL, without the funds changing ownership. It must be part of a project at NREL funded by the DOE. Here is a summary of our technology partnership agreements for fiscal year 2020. However, we do not fund projects through technology partnership agreements. The partner provides the necessary resources and, in most cases, pays our costs for the provision of technical services. A very important but often overlooked aspect of a common development agreement is the ownership of all intellectual property rights arising from development work. Yes, for example. B, during the duration of the contract, a partner A collaborator and a partner B collaborator create together an invention, who owns the resulting technology? There are a number of ways to solve technology ownership issues. The crucial point is that the issues must be addressed in the negotiations and the resolutions are reflected in the language of the Treaty. This SPP is used when another federal agency than the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) directly funds NREL`s work. The agreement is negotiated and concluded between DOE and the Agency. As soon as a final version has been adopted, the contracting parties sign the technology partnership agreement.

CRADAs are also sent for signature to the DOE. The business development of two or more business partners is on the rise today. Whether it is joint development agreements, joint ventures, business partners or other names, some fundamental legal considerations must be taken into account in the joint development of the technology. NREL uses a Research and Development Cooperation Agreement (CRADA) when a partner and laboratory intend to collaborate on a project. It protects the existing intellectual property of a company and NREL and allows the company to negotiate for an exclusive land use license to submit inventions that arise during the execution of CRADA. As a general rule, the motivating factor behind a common development agreement is that each party puts a necessary piece of the technological puzzle on the table. For example, a company may have excellent basic research, but not the practical development skills needed to bring a successful product to market. Another common situation is the common adaptation of an existing product to a new market. For example, a printing ink manufacturer may collaborate with a company that has glass decoration equipment and process techniques to develop better printing ink for glass bottles.

An example of a possible solution to the issue of technological ownership would be to find that inventions that result exclusively from a worker or employee of Partner A as a result of contract work are held by Partner A; Inventions designed exclusively by an employee or partner B employee during the term of the contract are the property of partner B.