Drafting and Negotiating Master Research Agreements

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Webinar

Format: Live Webinar, On-Demand Video, DVD, or PDF Transcript
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ~ 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Price: $197

As corporate interest in partnering with universities rises, so does the need for high-quality master research agreements (MRAs). This type of agreement dramatically speeds the initiation of specific projects, reduces duplicate work and saves time and headaches for university and corporate staff, clearly sets out the obligations of both parties, and helps cement long-term, productive partnerships.

But negotiating an MRA is no easy task. It is a thorough and deliberate process and you must address terms and conditions that are — and will be — applicable to each project over time, while also providing wiggle room for project-specific issues to be addressed later. This is made even more difficult when projects are ongoing and outcomes are unknown.

The goal is a win-win agreement with your corporate partner/sponsor. So how do you draft an MRA that suits the needs of both parties?

Register today for this eye-opening webinar led by global R&D advisor and attorney James Casey. This strategy-filled, detailed program will leave you with a greater understanding of the purpose of MRAs and best practices for solidly written agreements that will stand the test of time.


opics covered will include:

  • The role and importance of master research agreements
  • Negotiating terms and conditions related to:
    • Funding
    • Payment agreements
    • Background IP disclosures
    • Foreground IP
    • Improvements
    • Publication
    • Conducting the scope of work proposed
  • Contract issues that need to be carefully considered:
    • Liability/indemnification
    • Choice of law
    • Intellectual property
    • International issues

PLUS! Get all of your questions answered during the interactive Q&A portion of the program


James Casey, JD, MPA, MA
R&D Advisor and Attorney 
Washington, DC


Participation in the live webinar is just $197 per site and allows access to one computer for an unlimited number of people to watch. Gather your entire staff and watch for maximum benefit!Credits


CLP and CLE Credits Available
Please review your State Bar’s policy on distance learning credits prior to submitting the non-refundable application fee. We submit CLE applications (excluding NY, NJ, IL, LA & PA) for an additional $50 (unless otherwise specified upon checkout). Approval times vary per state and cover all attorneys in attendance. Application is not a guarantee of approval and attendance forms must be submitted following the program.


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