3. JOINT STEERING COMMITTEE AND ALLIANCE MANAGERS.

3.1 Generally.

(a) Joint Steering Committee. Licensor and Licensee shall form the Joint Steering Committee. The JSC will have only such powers as are specifically delegated to it in this Agreement, and such powers shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

(b) JSC Subcommittees. The JSC is hereby authorized to appoint one or more JSC Subcommittees to which the JSC may assign responsibility for specific matters (including, without limitation, matters arising with respect to Development, Commercialization, and Manufacturing. Each JSC Subcommittee will have only such powers as are specifically delegated to it by the JSC, and the delegation of any such powers to any JSC Subcommittee shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

(c) Limitation of Power of JSC and JSC Subcommittees. Without limiting the generality of Sections 3(a) and 3(b), neither the JSC nor any JSC Subcommittee shall have any power to amend this Agreement or bind or incur liability on behalf of either Party without such Party’s express prior written authorization.

 

(d) Compliance with JSC and JSC Subcommittee Decisions. Each Party will comply with the decisions of the JSC and any JSC Subcommittee to the extent such decisions arise from the JSC or such JSC Subcommittee, as applicable, carrying out its powers and responsibilities as set forth in this Agreement and not otherwise inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and is expressly set forth herein, Licensee shall have the sole and absolute right and discretion to decide matters related to the Commercialization, Manufacturing, or Development of the Product.

 

3.2 Membership and Governance of JSC and JSC Subcommittees.

(a) Membership.

(i) The JSC will be comprised of six (6) members who, except as otherwise provided in clause (iii) of this Section 3.2(a), are employees of the Parties (each a “JSC Member”), with three (3) JSC Members designated by Licensor and three (3) JSC Members designated by Licensee.

(ii) Each JSC Subcommittee will be comprised of the total number of members (each a “JSC Subcommittee Member”) as is designated by the JSC in forming such JSC Subcommittee, with the number of JSC Subcommittee Members appointed to such JSC Subcommittee from each Party to be designated by the JSC in forming such JSC Subcommittee. In determining the number of JSC Subcommittee Members to serve on any JSC Subcommittee formed by the JSC, the JSC will provide that the number of such JSC Subcommittee Members to be designated by each Party will be reasonable with respect to the experience and expertise of the human resources of each such Party in respect of the matters for which such JSC Subcommittee is responsible.

(iii) Each of Licensor and Licensee, upon prior written notice to the other Party, may (i) replace each person such Party has designated as a JSC Member or a JSC Subcommittee Member for any reason at any time, upon prior written notice to the other Party, (ii) designate a substitute for each person such Party has designated as a JSC Member or JSC Subcommittee Member, and (iii) appoint non-employees of such Party as JSC Members and JSC Subcommittee Members only upon the prior consent and approval of the other Party.

 

(b) Decision-Making. While the JSC and each JSC Subcommittee will seek to decide matters under their respective consideration by consensus of all of its members, Licensee reserves the right to decide each such matter in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

(c) Meetings. The JSC and each JSC Subcommittee will meet as agreed upon by the JSC Members or the applicable JSC Subcommittee Members, respectively, in person or by teleconference or video-teleconference; provided that the first meeting of the JSC Committee or such JSC Subcommittee, as applicable, will be within ninety (90) days after the Effective Date.

 

(d) Observers. Except for matters in respect of which the JSC or any JSC Subcommittee needs to meet in executive session, the meetings of the JSC and any JSC Subcommittee may be attended by non-Member observers at the invitation of an executive officer of either Party (the “Inviting Party”), provided that (i) the Inviting Party provides reasonable prior notice of such invitation to the other Party, (ii) the other Party has consented to such invitation in advance of the applicable meeting, which such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned and (iii) any such observer has agreed in writing to obligations to safeguard the confidentiality and restrictions on use of Confidential Information that are no less restrictive than the obligations in Section 13.2.

 

(e) Chairperson.

(i) Of JSC. At the first meeting of the JSC following the Effective Date and at the first meeting of the JSC in each calendar year beginning after the Effective Date, the JSC Members will select a chairperson to serve until such person’s successor has been designated in accordance herewith. The chairperson of the JSC shall rotate annually between JSC Members designated by Licensor and those designated by Licensee. The first chairperson of the JSC shall be selected from the JSC Members designated by the Licensee.

 

(ii) Of Each JSC Subcommittee. Each JSC Subcommittee shall have a chairperson appointed in accordance with the directions of the JSC in establishing such JSC Subcommittee.

 

(f) Secretary.

(i) Of JSC. The chairperson of the JSC shall designate a secretary of the JSC who will be responsible for calling meetings, preparing and circulating an agenda in advance of each meeting, and preparing and circulating minutes within thirty (30) days after each meeting of such committee setting forth, among other things, a description, in reasonable detail, of the discussions at the meeting and a list of any actions, decisions or determinations approved by the JSC. Such minutes shall be effective only after being approved by both Parties. Definitive minutes of all committee meetings shall be finalized no later than sixty (60) days after the meeting to which the minutes pertain.

(ii) Of Each JSC Subcommittee. Each JSC Subcommittee shall have a secretary appointed in accordance with the directions of the JSC in establishing such JSC Subcommittee.

 

(g) Term of JSC and JSC Subcommittees.

(i) The JSC shall continue to exist for the Term of this Agreement or upon its termination upon mutual agreement of the Parties.

(ii) Each JSC Subcommittee shall continue to exist for the term to be set forth by the JSC in establishing such JSC Subcommittee, but in no event for a period extending beyond the Term of this Agreement

 

(h) Alliance Managers.

(i) Each of Licensor and Licensee shall appoint an Alliance Manager, who shall be an individual authorized to act as such Party’s point of contact for communications between and among the Parties relating to the Commercialization, Manufacturing and Supply, and any Development Activities contemplated by this Agreement. Each Party may change its designated Alliance Manager from time to time upon written notice to the other Party. The Alliance Manager of a Party may designate a substitute to temporarily perform the functions of that Alliance Manager by written notice to the other Party.

(ii) Each Alliance Manager shall be charged with creating and maintaining a collaborative work environment between and among the Parties and within the JSC and each JSC Subcommittee.

(iii) Each Alliance Manager will also: (i) be the point of first referral in all matters of conflict resolution; (ii) identify and bring disputes to the attention of the JSC or the relevant JSC Subcommittee, as applicable, in a timely manner; (iii) plan and coordinate cooperative efforts and internal and external communications; and (iv) take responsibility for ensuring that governance activities, such as the conduct of required JSC and JSC Subcommittee meetings and production of meeting minutes occur as set forth in this Agreement, and that relevant action items resulting from such meetings are appropriately carried out or otherwise addressed

(i) Dispute Resolution.

(i) In the event that any dispute arises with respect to matters falling within the scope of the role and the powers and responsibilities of the JSC or any JSC Subcommittee as set forth in or contemplated by this Article 3 or elsewhere in this Agreement, then either Licensor or Licensee or any of the Members of such Committee may notify the Alliance Managers of such disputed matter.

(ii) The Alliance Managers shall discuss in good faith any such disputed matter referred to them in accordance with Section 3.2(i)(i). If the Alliance Managers are unable to resolve any such matter, either Licensor or Licensee may refer the matter to the Chief Executive Officer or President of Licensor and the Chief Executive Officer, President, or an Executive Vice President of Licensee, which such two individuals shall meet at an agreed location or by telephone to resolve the matter within twenty (20) days after the meeting at which such matter arose.

(iii) If such two officers of the Parties are unable to resolve the disputed matter so referred to them in accordance with Section 3.2(i)(ii) within an additional thirty (30) day period, then the following procedures shall apply:

(A) in the case of matters with respect to which Licensee is authorized hereunder to decide in its sole and absolute discretion, including, without limitation, any Commercialization or Manufacturing and Supply matter, Licensee shall have final decision-making rights with respect thereto and shall promptly provide written notice to Licensor of its final position regarding such matter and Licensor will comply with the position taken by Licensee on such matter unless compliance with such position would result in the incurrence of a direct material financial expenditure or imposition of some other non-financial burdensome obligation upon Licensor that would be greater than would have been the case absent compliance with such position, which in such case shall be referred for dispute resolution under Section 15.8 and

(B) in the case of matters with respect to which Licensee is not authorized hereunder to decide such matters in its sole and absolute discretion, such matters shall be referred for dispute resolution under Section 15.8.

 

3.3 Committee Oversight of Commercialization Activities.

(a) Role. The JSC and any JSC Subcommittee established for the purpose of oversight of Commercialization Activities, will monitor, assess, and make recommendations to Licensee in respect of the Commercialization of the Product contemplated in Article 4 of this Agreement.

 

(b) Powers and Responsibilities. With respect to Product Commercialization Activities, the powers and responsibilities of the JSC and any JSC Subcommittee established for the purpose of oversight of such Commercialization Activities are limited to the matters set forth in this Section 3.3 and Article 4. Neither the JSC nor any JSC Subcommittee shall have the power to amend, modify, or waive compliance with this Agreement with respect to Commercialization Activities required to be undertaken by Licensee under this Agreement, including, without limitation, the Commercialization Plans for the Product and any Indications. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Licensee reserves the right to decide each such Commercialization matter in its sole and absolute discretion, including amending or modifying any Commercialization Plan.

 

(c) Annual Review of Commercialization Plan. On an annual basis, beginning in the first full Calendar Year following the Effective Date, no later than sixty (60) days before the end of such Calendar Year, the JSC or any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of Commercialization Activities will review, analyze, and comment on the Annual Commercialization Plan then in effect and any revisions thereto proposed by Licensee or Licensor, which such review, analysis, and comment will include, without limitation:

(i) an assessment of whether the Commercialization Activities contemplated by the Annual Commercialization Plan for the then current Calendar Year have been successfully undertaken and have achieved or are achieving the strategic objectives set forth in the Commercialization Plan;

(ii) an assessment of whether the strategic objectives set forth in the Annual Commercialization Plan, together with any revisions then proposed by Licensee or Licensor, continue to reflect the best interests of the Parties;

(iii) the submission to Licensee of any recommended revisions to the Annual Commercialization Plan then in effect and any revisions then proposed by Licensee or Licensor, in order to reflect the aforementioned assessments.

 

(d) Regulatory Exclusivity. The JSC and any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of Commercialization Activities shall monitor the process of applying for and securing Regulatory Exclusivity that may be available under the applicable Law of countries in the Territory, including, without limitation, any data or market exclusivity periods such as those periods listed in the FDA’s Orange Book. Each of Licensor and Licensee shall use Commercially Reasonable Efforts to cooperate with each other and to take such reasonable actions to obtain such Regulatory Exclusivity in each country in the Territory.

 

3.4 Oversight of Manufacturing and Supply Activities.

(a) Role. The JSC and any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of Manufacturing and Supply Activities will monitor, assess, and make recommendations to Licensee in respect of the manufacture and supply of the Product as contemplated in Article 5 for purposes of Commercializing the Product for any Indications that are the subject of Regulatory Approvals and any Development Activities in respect of the Product for the PNE Indication, any Additional Indications and the Nocturia Indication throughout the Territory.

 

(b) Powers and Responsibilities. With respect to Product Manufacturing Activities, the powers and responsibilities of the JSC and any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of such Manufacturing Activities are limited to the matters set forth in this Section 3.4 and Article 5. Neither the JSC nor any JSC Subcommittee shall have the power to amend, modify or waive compliance with this Agreement with respect to Manufacturing Activities required to be undertaken by Licensee under this Agreement, including, without limitation, the Manufacturing and Supply Plan for the Product. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Licensee reserves the right to decide each such manufacturing and supply matter in its sole and absolute discretion, including amending or modifying any Manufacturing and Supply Plan.

 

(c) Annual Review of Manufacturing and Supply Plan. On an annual basis, beginning in the first full Calendar Year following the Effective Date, no later than sixty (60) days before the end of such Calendar Year, the JSC or any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of Manufacturing Activities will review, analyze, and comment on the Manufacturing and Supply Plan then in effect, and any revisions thereto proposed by Licensee or Licensor, which such review, analysis, and comment will include, without limitation:

(i) an assessment of whether the Manufacturing Activities contemplated by the Manufacturing and Supply Plan for the then current Calendar Year have been successfully undertaken and have achieved or are achieving the strategic objectives set forth in the Manufacturing and Supply Plan; and

(ii) an assessment of whether the strategic objectives set forth in the Manufacturing and Supply Plan, together with any revisions then proposed by Licensee or Licensor, continue to reflect the best interests of the Parties.

 

3.5 Oversight of Development Activities.

(a) Role. The JSC and any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of any Development Activities contemplated in Article 6 of this Agreement will monitor such Development Activities. In this role the JSC or such JSC Subcommittee, as applicable, will (i) assist Licensee in overseeing any Development of, Clinical Studies for, and preparation and submission of Regulatory Documentation for obtaining Regulatory Approval of the Product contemplated by any Development Plan, including, without limitation, review of any relevant Regulatory Documents and Regulatory Documentation and (ii) provide a forum for sharing advice, progress, and results and documents, including, without limitation, relevant Clinical Study designs, protocols, study reports, and any other material information with respect to any such Development Activities.

 

(b) Powers and Responsibilities. With respect to any Product Development Activities, the powers and responsibilities of the JSC and any JSC Subcommittee responsible for oversight of such Development Activities are limited to the matters set forth in this Section 3.5 and Article 6. Neither the JSC nor any JSC Subcommittee shall have the power to amend, modify or waive compliance with this Agreement with respect to Development Activities, including, without limitation, any Development Plan in effect from time to time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Licensee reserves the right to decide each such Development matter in its sole and absolute discretion, including amending or modifying any Development Plan.

 

(c) Annual Review of Development Plan. If Licensee determines to engage in any Product Development Activities in accordance with Article 6, on an annual basis, beginning in the first full Calendar Year following the Effective Date, no later than sixty (60) days before the end of such Calendar Year, the JSC and any JSC Committee responsible for oversight of Development Activities that Licensee may so determine to undertake in accordance with Article 6 will review, analyze, and comment on the Development Plan then in effect, and any revisions thereto proposed by Licensee or Licensor, which such review, analysis, and comment will include, without limitation:

(A) an assessment of whether the Development Activities contemplated by the Development Plan for the then current Calendar Year have been successfully undertaken and have achieved or are achieving the strategic objectives set forth in the Development Plan;

(B) an assessment of whether the strategic objectives set forth in the Development Plan, together with any revisions then proposed by Licensee or Licensor, continue to reflect the best interests of the Parties;

(C) the submission to Licensee of any recommended revisions to the Development Plan then in effect and any revisions then proposed by Licensee or Licensor, in order to reflect the aforementioned assessments.

 

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7. REGULATORY MATTERS.

7.1 Ownership of Product Regulatory Approvals and Documentation. Licensee shall own all Product Regulatory Approvals and Documentation in respect of each country in the Territory.

 

7.2 Conduct and Management of Regulatory Activities. Licensee will use its Commercially Reasonable Efforts:

(a) to maintain the First Approved NDA in the United States;

(b) to obtain Regulatory Approval for the Product for the Nocturia Indication in each other country in the Territory in accordance with the Development Plan;

and

(c) to obtain Regulatory Approval for the Product for the PNE Indication in each country in the Territory in accordance with the Development Plan.

 

Any breach by Licensee of its obligations under Section 7.2(a) shall be deemed to be a material breach of this Agreement for purposes of Article 14.

 

7.3 Transfer to Licensee of Product Regulatory Approvals and Documentation. Following the transfer to Licensee of ownership of the Product Regulatory Approvals and Documentation in each such country in the Territory pursuant to Section 2.3(b),

(a) Licensee or its designee shall be the owner of any and all Product Regulatory Approvals and Documentation in each such country in the Territory, subject to the Right of Reference or Use hereby granted by Licensee to Licensor in Section 2.5(c) for purposes of Development and Commercialization of Products outside the Territory;

(b) Except for the Development and Commercialization of Products by Licensor in the Territory pursuant to Section 6.3, Licensee shall have the responsibility, at its expense, for all regulatory activities (including, without limitation, Development Activities undertaken to support obtaining or maintaining Regulatory Approvals) and interactions relating to the Product in each country in the Territory, including without limitation preparing, obtaining, and maintaining Regulatory Approvals in each country in the Territory and all substantive interactions with such Regulatory Authorities relating thereto; and

(c) Licensee shall determine, in its sole discretion, the content of all such submissions and of all correspondence with Regulatory Authorities relating to the Product in the Territory.

(d) To the extent Licensor has not undertaken any Product Development Activities in the Territory under Section 2.5(c), Section 2.6, Section 6.1 and/or Article 14, Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a Right of Reference or Use in all Regulatory Approvals and Regulatory Documentation in respect of the Compound and any Products in respect of which Licensor is the sponsor for purposes of Licensee’s Development and Commercialization of Products in the Field and in the Territory. In consideration of such grant, Licensee will make one or more payments to Licensor determined in accordance with the same provisions set forth in clauses (ii) and (iii) in Section 2.5(c) in respect of Licensee’s grant of the Right of Reference or Use set forth in clause (i) of Section 2.5(c).

 

7.4 Regulatory Documentation for Generic Products.

(a) Each Party shall deliver written notice to the other Party of any notice it receives as to the submission, filing, or approval of an application, including, without limitation, an Abbreviated New Drug Application in the United States or the equivalent thereof in any other country in the Territory, in respect of a Generic Product within three (3) days after receipt or such notice thereof.

 

(b) Licensee shall have the sole right to respond to each such application, provided that Licensee shall consult with Licensor regarding any such application and the response thereto.

 

7.5 Audits. Licensor will have the continuing right during the Term of this Agreement, upon reasonable prior written notice to Licensee, to inspect, audit, and investigate any facilities, equipment, record-keeping procedures, and records utilized by Licensee and its subcontractors in connection with the Manufacture and Commercialization of the Product and any Development (including, without limitation, the conduct of Clinical Studies) of the Product.

 

7.6 Regulatory Authority Communications Received by a Party.

(a) Each Party shall immediately notify the other Party of any information it receives regarding any threatened or pending action, inspection, or communication by or from any Person, including, without limitation, any Regulatory Authority in any country in the Territory, that may affect the safety or efficacy claims of the Product, have a material adverse effect on the Commercialization of the Product, or that otherwise suggests the Product may be in violation of Applicable Laws in such country.

 

(b) Upon receipt of such information described in Section 7.7(a), the Parties shall consult with each other in an effort to arrive at a mutually acceptable procedure for Licensee to take at Licensee’s expense.

 

(c) Each Party shall keep the other Party informed, in a timely manner consistent with the reporting requirements of Regulatory Authorities, of notification of any action by any Regulatory Authority, or notification or other information that the Party receives (directly or indirectly) from any such Regulatory Authority, and provide to such other Party copies of all documents, if any, it received from such Regulatory Authority.

 

(d) Each Party will provide the other Party in a timely manner with a copy of all correspondence received from a Regulatory Authority specifically regarding the matters referred to in this Section 7.7.

 

7.7 Adverse Event Reporting and Safety Data Exchange.

(a) Licensee shall be responsible, at Licensee’s expense, in each country in the Territory for the monitoring of all clinical experiences, post-marketing experiences, and filing of all required reports with respect to the Product.

 

(b) Licensor shall transfer to Licensee the patient database, including without limitation the databases, in their entirety, containing pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, efficacy, and safety information, developed in connection with the conduct of Clinical Studies for the Product under U.S. IND 076667, and all information relating thereto, in the format requested by Licensee. Licensor shall have the right to retain a copy of any and all such information transferred to Licensee.

 

(c) Each Party shall (i) notify the other Party immediately, but in no event later than three (3) Business Days, after becoming aware of any information concerning any complaint involving the possible failure of Product to meet any requirement of Applicable Laws, and any Unexpected Adverse Drug Experience or other serious or unexpected side effect, injury, toxicity, or sensitivity reaction or any unexpected incidents associated with the distribution or use of the Product and (ii) with respect to adverse events, comply with the provisions of this Section 7.7, and the applicable agreements described herein. Specific details regarding the exchange and management of information relating to adverse events related to the use of the Product shall be delineated and product labeling personnel of each Party shall work in good faith together during such time to negotiate an agreement that:

 

(i) identifies which safety information shall be exchanged, which shall include without limitation all adverse events for any Indication or condition;

 

(ii) identifies when such information shall be exchanged (which SAE information shall be provided within two (2) Business Days after notification of such SAE);

 

(iii) provides that Licensee shall (i) have regulatory reporting responsibilities, (ii) manage the global safety database, (iii) be obligated to obtain follow-up information on incomplete safety reports, (iv) review the literature for safety report information, and (v) prepare required periodic safety updates;

 

(iv) sets forth the roles and responsibilities of the Parties related to review and approval of safety information for inclusion in the Product labeling; provided that Licensee shall have the final decision-making authority with respect to any disputes regarding such activities with respect to Product in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof;

 

(v) identifies any other details required to appropriately manage safety information for the Product; and

 

(vi) as soon as reasonably practicable following the Effective Date, but in no event later than sixty (60) days thereafter Licensor and Licensee will agree upon the terms and conditions of the Pharmacovigilance Agreement and will thereupon execute and deliver to the other Party a copy of such Agreement.

 

7.8 Remedial Actions.

(a) Each Party will notify the other Party immediately, and promptly confirm such notice in writing, if it obtains information indicating that the Product in the Field may be subject to a Remedial Action.

 

(b) The Parties will assist each other in gathering and evaluating such information as is required to determine the necessity of conducting a Remedial Action with respect to the Product in the Field in the Territory; provided, however, that Licensee shall have sole responsibility for collecting information from its customers in the Territory, including, without limitation, customer complaints, in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof.

 

(c) Each Party will maintain adequate records to permit the Parties to trace the manufacture of the Product in the Field and the distribution and use of the Product in the Field. In the event Licensee determines that any Remedial Action with respect to the Product in the Field in the Territory should be commenced or Remedial Action is required by any Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the matter, Licensee will control and coordinate all efforts necessary to conduct such Remedial Action, provided that Licensee shall consult with Licensor or its designee regarding any such Remedial Action.

 

(d) The cost and expense of a Remedial Action (including the Parties’ reasonable costs and expenses in conducting such Remedial Action, but excluding claims described in Article 10) shall be allocated as follows:

 

(i) If such Remedial Action is due to Licensee’s gross negligence or willful misconduct, material breach of this Agreement, or material violation of or substantial noncompliance with any Law, but only to the extent such Remedial Action is due thereto, such costs and expenses shall be borne and paid by Licensee;

 

(ii) if and to the extent that such Remedial Action is due to Licensor’s gross negligence or willful misconduct, Licensor’s material breach of this Agreement, or Licensor’s material breach of or substantial noncompliance with any Law, but only to the extent such Remedial Action is due thereto, such costs and expenses shall be borne and paid by Licensor; and

 

(iii) if and to the extent that such Remedial Action is due to reasons other than as set forth in Sections 7.8(d)(i) and (ii), then: (A) Licensor shall bear and pay the costs and expenses incurred by the Parties in connection with a Remedial Action with respect to any lots of the Product subject to such Remedial Action that were manufactured by or for Licensor, as Licensor’s predecessor in interest; and (B) except for the Development and Commercialization of Product in the Territory by Licensor pursuant to Section 6.3, Licensee shall bear and pay the costs and expenses incurred by the Parties in connection with a Remedial Action with respect to any lots of the Product subject to such Remedial Action that were manufactured by or for Licensee and its contractors; provided, however, that nothing in this Section 7.8(d)(iii) is intended to limit or supersede any obligation that Renaissance may have in respect of any such lots of the Product subject to such Remedial Action.

 

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미국 Cook Inc.Boston Scientific Corp.은 의료기기 stent 분야의 경쟁업체입니다. 양사는 1997stent에 항암제 paclitaxel을 코팅한 stent (paclitaxel-coated stent) 제품개발을 진행하였습니다. Angiotech사는 paclitaxel 특허권을 보유하고 있었습니다.

 

양사 모두 exclusive license를 체결하여, 각자 Exclusive right 보유한 licensee입니다. 공존의 의미로 co-exclusive로 표현하기도 합니다. 우리나라 특허법상 전용실시권 공유와 유사한 것으로 이해됩니다.

 

1. 분쟁대상 계약조항

Licensee Cook & Boston Scientific에 대한 GRANT 조항은 "use, manufacture, have manufactured, distribute and sell, and to grant sublicenses to its Affiliates to use, manufacture, have manufactured, distribute and sell, the Angiotech Technology ... for use in the Licensed Applications."입니다.

 

한편, "none of the parties could assign their rights or obligations under the agreement without the prior written consent of the other two."과 같은 명시적 제한 조항이 포함되어 있습니다.

 

2. Cook사의 계약위반 쟁점 행위

Cook사는 2001년 일방적으로 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. ("ACS")와 다음과 같은 일련의 계약 5건을 체결하였습니다. (1) a Paclitaxel Coated Stent ("PCS") Distribution Agreement, (2) a Component Supply Agreement, (3) a PCS Development Agreement, (4) a Stent Delivery System Distribution Agreement, (5) a Cross-License Agreement

 

Cook사는 위 라이선스에서 허용한 판매행위는 최종 소비자에 대한 판매뿐만 아니라 판매를 사업으로 하는 도매상 등 중간상인에 대한 판매도 포함한다는 입장입니다. 판매범위에 특별한 제한을 둘 수 없다고 주장합니다.

 

허락된 생산행위도 직접 생산뿐만 아니라 제3자에게 대한 위탁생산도 포함된다는 입장입니다. 특히 계약 문언에 "have manufactured"도 포함되어 있습니다.

 

3. 계약위반 분쟁 및 쟁점

CookBoston Scientific는 경쟁업체로 동일한 exclusive licensee이기 때문에 라이선스 계약범위에 관한 첨예하게 이해관계가 대립됩니다. Cook의 행위에 대해 Boston Scientific에서는 계약상 권리양도금지 조항을 위반하는 사실상 계약이전(de facto assignment)에 해당한다고 주장하였습니다.

 

반면, Cook사는 ACSAngiotech 특허기술에 대한 access도 없고 직접 권리를 획득하지도 않는다는 점을 강조하면서, Angiotech사와 라이선스 계약으로 허용된 권리행사에 불과하다고 주장합니다.

 

4. 미국법원 1,2심 판결 요지

미국법원은 Cook/ACS 계약을 “a transparent attempt to draft around the limitations clearly expressed within the Angiotech Agreement”로 보았습니다. 오직 Cook사와 Boston Scientific사만 라이선스 독점권의 공유자로서 Angiotech Technology 사용권을 갖는다는 범위제한을 내포하고 있다고 판시하였습니다.

 

양사에 독점권을 공동으로 부여한 계약에서 당사자들의 진정한 의사는 당사자 2개사 이외에 제3자 타사에 대한 위탁생산 또는 위탁판매를 예정하지 않았다고 보았습니다. 만약 그렇게 된다면 licensee 중 상대방에게 심대한 이해관계를 미치기 때문입니다.

 

3자의 위수탁 생산, 판매행위는 계약문언상 포함된 것으로 해석될 수도 있었습니다. 그러나, 당사자의 진정한 의사와 합리적 상식을 고려하여 계약상 허용범위에서 배제한 사례입니다.

 

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17. MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY OF CAPTISOL.

17.1 Supply.

(a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, CyDex agrees to supply to Hospira those quantities of Captisol ordered by Hospira in accordance with Section 3.2 of this Agreement. So long as CyDex is able to deliver Captisol in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, except as provided in Section 3.11 (c) below, Hospira agrees that Hospira and its Affiliates shall during the Term order from CyDex no less than 90% of Hospira and its Affiliates aggregate requirements for Captisol for use in the formulation of Finished Product to be sold in the Major-Market countries.

 

(b) The parties hereby agree that [*] is CyDex’s Third-Party manufacturer of Captisol as of the Effective Date of this Agreement.

 

17.2 Purchase Orders. Hospira shall periodically submit firm purchase orders for Captisol to CyDex, which purchase orders shall set forth the specific quantities needed, the grade of Captisol required, delivery date and shipping instructions. Such purchase orders shall be submitted to CyDex at least [*] but not more than [*] prior to the required delivery date specified therein. If any purchase order or other document submitted by Hospira hereunder or any other document passing between the parties contains terms or conditions in addition to or inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control and prevail and the parties hereby agree that such additional or inconsistent terms shall simply be ignored and deemed not to exist, unless they are expressly identified as being additional to or inconsistent with this Section 3.2 and are signed by officers of both parties.

 

17.3 Forecasts and Excess Demand. No later than the First Commercial Sale date, Hospira shall provide to CyDex a [*] forecast of its requirements for Captisol, with the first [*] of such forecast constituting a binding commitment upon Hospira to purchase such quantities under firm purchase orders submitted for the respective applicable [*] in accordance with Section 3.2. The balance of the forecast shall merely represent reasonable good-faith estimates for planning purposes only and shall not obligate Hospira to purchase any such amounts. On a [***] basis, Hospira shall update the forecast. If Hospira fails to provide any updated forecast in accordance with this Section 3.3, the forecast last provided by Hospira shall be deemed to be resubmitted as Hospira’s binding forecast for the next succeeding [*] period, and with the same quantity and timing as had been forecasted (or deemed to be forecasted) for the [*] of the prior forecast being repeated as the forecasted quantity and timing for the forecast’s [*]. CyDex shall notify Hospira as soon as possible, but in any event within [*] of the receipt of any forecast, if CyDex will be unable to deliver Captisol in accordance with such forecast. CyDex’s providing of such notification shall not be interpreted in any manner as relieving CyDex of its obligations under this Agreement, nor shall it prevent Hospira from pursuing any and all rights and remedies Hospira may have based on CyDex’s failure to be able to deliver Captisol in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. If any purchase order includes an Excess Demand, then (a) CyDex shall supply the quantity of Captisol which does not constitute an Excess Demand to Hospira in accordance with Section 3.2, and (b) CyDex shall use commercially reasonable efforts to supply the Excess Demand quantities of Captisol requested by Hospira in its purchase orders as soon as commercially possible.

 

17.4 Delivery Terms.

(a) CyDex agrees to deliver Captisol to Hospira’s carrier at a continental United States factory or warehouse designated by CyDex, in accordance with the purchase orders submitted by Hospira in accordance with Section 3.2 (each such delivery to be accompanied by a copy of the purchase order submitted by Hospira that corresponds to such delivery). All Captisol shall be delivered to Hospira using the carrier and in accordance with the delivery schedule specified by Hospira in its purchase orders. Captisol shall be delivered by CyDex to Hospira. CyDex will provide the carrier with proper instructions regarding how to transport the Captisol in conditions which will not adversely affect the Captisol, including ensuring that the shipment is temperature monitored and the Captisol is kept at an appropriate temperature throughout shipment.

 

(b) If CyDex is unable to deliver the Captisol on the date specified by Hospira, CyDex shall notify Hospira as soon as possible, but in any event within [***] of receipt of the purchase order. CyDex’s providing of such notification shall not be interpreted in any manner as relieving CyDex of its obligations under this Agreement, nor shall it prevent Hospira from pursuing any and all rights and remedies Hospira may have based on CyDex’s failure to deliver the Captisol in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

(c) With each shipment of Captisol, CyDex shall, if so requested, provide by reference or otherwise all documentation as is reasonably required by any [*] from time to time in connection with Hospira’s research, development, modification, manufacture, importation, exportation, use, promotion, marketing, distribution, packaging, offering for sale, selling, and otherwise commercially exploitation, as applicable, of Captisol or the Finished Product. If such documentation is not supplied Hospira may reject the Captisol.

 

17.5 Safety Stock. Within [*] of CyDex’s receipt of the first purchase order from Hospira, CyDex shall establish and maintain a safety stock of at least [*] of Captisol available to Hospira based on Hospira’s latest forecast provided under Section 3.3. CyDex shall keep Hospira reasonably informed of the level of inventory identified as the safety stock and shall notify Hospira in the event any deliveries to Hospira deplete the current safety stock levels.

 

17.6 Failure to Supply.

(a) CyDex shall maintain sufficient capacity to manufacture Hospira’s projected needs for Captisol during the Term. If CyDex fails to deliver or anticipates that it will be unable to deliver any quantity of Captisol ordered pursuant to the terms of this Agreement for [*], CyDex will promptly notify Hospira. If CyDex fails to deliver any quantity of Captisol for [*], if such notice is received from CyDex, or if upon request by Hospira CyDex fails to provide adequate assurance of its ability to continue to deliver Captisol as required by the terms of this Agreement, then Hospira in its sole discretion and without impairing or limiting any other rights that Hospira may have under this Agreement or under applicable law, including, without limitation, its rights under Sections 2-609 and 2-610 of the Uniform Commercial Code, shall have the right to agree to a revised delivery date or Hospira may: [***] above, CyDex shall assist Hospira, if so requested by Hospira, by [*].

 

(d) Alternate Manufacturers. If CyDex fails to supply to Hospira, or if CyDex will be unable to supply Hospira with [***]% or more of the quantity of Captisol properly forecasted and ordered by Hospira in accordance with this Agreement, for a period of [*] then CyDex shall immediately provide written notice to Hospira of the [*]. In the event of a [*] in addition to any other rights and remedies Hospira may have under this Agreement, or in equity, or at law:

 

17.7 Inspection and Acceptance.

 

(a) CyDex shall test and inspect each lot of Captisol for compliance with Specifications prior to the release and shipment thereof to Hospira. CyDex will provide a Certificate of Analysis with each shipment of each lot of Captisol signed by the responsible quality official of CyDex. This Certificate of Analysis must include the results (whether numerical or otherwise) for each test performed that verifies that the Captisol is in compliance with the Specifications, as well as a statement that the subject lot was manufactured in accordance with the appropriate DMF/CEP. To the extent that any reference standard material is delivered to Hospira along with any shipment of Captisol as a result of Hospira’s request for such material pursuant to Section 3.2 of this Agreement, the Certificate of Analysis shall also include specifications on such material for each criterion listed in Exhibit B hereto, which specifications shall meet or exceed the Specifications.

 

(b) Hospira may test and inspect the Captisol after receipt and either accept or reject it. Captisol may be rejected if it does not comply with the Specifications or is otherwise defective. Hospira will be deemed to have accepted the Captisol, except as to latent defects which are not reasonably discoverable, if Hospira fails to give notice of rejection within [*] after receipt by Hospira of such Captisol. The written notice of rejection shall be given to CyDex and shall include identification of the lot number and description of the Specification failure or other defect.

 

(c) Following receipt of written notice of rejection of a particular lot of Captisol, in addition to any other rights or remedies Hospira may have under this Agreement, in equity, or at law, CyDex shall, at Hospira’s option, provide a credit, refund or prompt replacement of Captisol to Hospira; provided, however, that if CyDex does not agree with Hospira’s claim of noncompliance with Specifications or other defect, then the parties shall designate a mutually acceptable Third Party laboratory to make a determination on such matter from a sample obtained from the batch or other quantity shipped to Hospira. The decision of the Third Party laboratory shall be binding on all parties hereto and all expenses related to such Third Party investigation shall be borne by the party found to have been mistaken. Should such Third Party laboratory confirm Hospira’s claim, CyDex shall, at Hospira’s request, promptly provide Hospira with a credit, refund or prompt replacement of Captisol to Hospira.

 

(d) Hospira shall return any rejected Captisol to CyDex at CyDex’s expense to an address that CyDex may designate within [*] of CyDex receiving written notice of rejection; provided, however, that if CyDex does not agree with Hospira’s claim of noncompliance with Specifications or other defect, Hospira shall not be obligated to return the rejected Captisol to CyDex until [*] after a final determination is made by a Third Party laboratory that such Captisol does not comply with Specifications or is otherwise defective as provided in subparagraph (c) above. Absent such designation of address, Hospira will ship rejected Captisol to CyDex’s facility at [*], or such other address as CyDex may previously have given written notice of to Hospira as being the default address for return of rejected Captisol. All freight, insurance and other costs of such shipment along with any risk of loss shall be borne by CyDex, and shipment will be made from Hospira’s designated plant.

 

(e) Hospira’s rights of rejection, return, refund and replacement set forth in this Section 3.7 shall not apply to any Captisol that is non-conforming due to damage that occurs after delivery of such Captisol to Hospira’s carrier at the point of origin that is caused by Hospira, any of its Affiliates’ or their respective employees or agents’ negligence or willful misconduct, including but not limited to, misuse, neglect, improper storage, transportation or use beyond any dating provided.

 

17.8 Quality Agreement. The parties shall on the Effective Date enter into a separate Quality Agreement, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit D. The parties shall comply with the terms of the Quality Agreement, and any breach of the Quality Agreement shall be deemed a breach of this Agreement.

 

17.9 Quality Assurance. Each lot of Captisol to be supplied to Hospira hereunder shall be subject to a quality assurance inspection by CyDex in accordance with CyDex’s then current quality assurance standards and the Quality Agreement, which standards shall be designed to ensure that the Captisol meets the requirements of the Specifications and is manufactured per Good Manufacturing Practices.

 

17.10 Process Change Provisions and Procedure.

(a) General. To the extent pertaining to Captisol to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement, all modifications, changes, additions or deletions to the (i) Specifications; (ii) changes in the expiration period for Captisol; (iii) composition or source of any raw material for Captisol; (iv) method of producing, processing or testing Captisol; (v) change in subcontractors for producing, processing or testing Captisol; or (vi) site of manufacture for Captisol, which CyDex intends to carry out must be evaluated and documented by CyDex. [*], CyDex shall if so required amend its DMF/CEP through the appropriate notification to the FDA and any other applicable Regulatory Authorities. [*].

 

(b) Required Changes. Any changes relating to the Specifications or manufacturing processes for Captisol hereunder that are required by any applicable laws or other Regulatory Authority requirements in any Major Market, or by medical concerns related to the toxicity, safety and/or efficacy of Captisol shall hereinafter be referred to as “Required Changes”. The parties shall cooperate in making such changes promptly.

 

 

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