-- 신약 물질특허 기술이전 Exclusive License 계약서 중 Development 조항 -- 

 

기술이전 License 중 많은 경우가 기술이전 이후부터 상업적 발매까지 추가 연구개발에 많은 비용과 시간이 필수적으로 투입되어야만 합니다. 대표적으로 신약기술 이전 License 케이스가 이와 같습니다.

 

Licensor 수입의 대부분은 Running Royalty이므로 상업적 판매까지 제품개발이 성공적으로 완료되는지 여부는 License 양 당사자 모두에게 매우 중대한 영향을 미칩니다. 그와 같은 중대한 development 관련 사항 중 License 계약서에 반영되어야 할 내용은 어떤 것인지 사례를 통해 살펴보겠습니다.

 

아래에서 일본제약회사와 다국적 제약회사가 체결한 신약의 물질특허에 대한 Exclusive License Agreement Development 조항을 간략하게 살펴보겠습니다. Licensor 일본회사 Shionogi에서 신약물질 특허권을 보유하고, Licensee AstraZeneca에 대해 해당 특허의 전용실시권 허여 및 상업화 권리를 부여하는 기술이전 license 계약입니다.

 

비록 Crestor License Agreement는 조금 오래 된 계약서이지만, 실제 엄청난 성공을 거둔 신약개발 기술이전 프로젝트로서 실무자가 참고자료로 살펴볼 필요가 있다고 생각합니다.

 

참고로, 최근에는 양 당사자가 참여하는 Joint Steering Committee (JSC), Joint Development Committee (JDC)를 구성하여, 정기적 회의를 통해 후속 연구개발의 진행, 성과평가, 조정, 결정 등을 해나가는 방식이 자주 활용되고 있습니다. 이를 위해 처음부터 License Agreement에 이와 같은 JSC 등에 관한 계약조항을 두는 경우가 많습니다.

 

Article 3.  Development

 

3.1

SHIONOGI shall disclose the KNOW-HOW, which is necessary, useful or advisable for ZENECA to obtain the HEALTH REGISTRATION APPROVAL and to develop, manufacture, use, distribute, market and sell the LICENSED PRODUCTS, in each country of the TERRITORY, after the execution of this Agreement without delay to the extent not done so already.  If the visits of SHIONOGI’s representative(s) to ZENECA’s facilities are reasonably requested by ZENECA relating to the disclosure of KNOW-HOW to ZENECA, SHIONOGI will send an appropriate representative(s) to ZENECA’s facilities; provided that ZENECA shall bear the expenses of travel and accommodations for such representative(s).

 

SHIONOGI will provide ZENECA with all reasonable assistance required in order to transfer the KNOW-HOW to ZENECA in a timely manner.  Such assistance will include, but shall not be limited to those items listed in the Schedule attached.

 

3.3

ZENECA shall develop and register the PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY on its sole responsibility as if the PRODUCTS had been derived from ZENECA’s own research pipeline.  Prior to October 31, 1998, ZENECA shall prepare a development schedule (hereinafter referred to as the “DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE”), and shall allow SHIONOGI the opportunity to comment upon it.  The DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE shall contain the estimated time schedule of pre-clinical studies, clinical trials, New Drug Application (“NDA”) filings, launches and other related activities to be conducted by ZENECA with respect to the PRODUCTS in Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan.  The first DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE (hereinafter referred to as the “ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE”) shall be attached to this Agreement as Appendix III.

  

3.4

ZENECA may also pursue the feasibility for the development and commercialization of the COMBINATION PRODUCTS.  If ZENECA decides to carry out the development of any COMBINATION PRODUCTS leading to their commercialization, ZENECA shall promptly inform SHIONOGI of such intention in writing and provide SHIONOGI with the development schedule therefor.

 

3.5

If ZENECA reasonably foresees or becomes aware of any delay of six (6) months or more in the actual development of the PRODUCTS as compared with the timing set forth in the ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE or any later modified DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE, ZENECA shall promptly inform SHIONOGI of such delay in writing.  Whereupon ZENECA may modify such DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE upon consultation with SHIONOGI, but for the avoidance of doubt, such consultation shall be for information only and ZENECA will not be required to obtain SHIONOGI’s approval to any such modification.

 

3.6

Any and all development costs for the LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY shall be solely borne by ZENECA.

 

3.7

ZENECA shall provide SHIONOGI with a bi-annual report on the progress in the development of LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY in order to keep SHIONOGI informed of the progress.  ZENECA also agrees to have meetings with SHIONOGI in a timely manner (at least once a year) in order to report on the progress in the development of LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY.  If any application of Investigational New Drug (“IND”), Clinical Trial Exemption (“CTX”) and/or NDA is filed with the competent authorities in Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan, ZENECA shall provide SHIONOGI with a summary of all dossier submitted to such authorities (including any amendments thereto).  The provisions of Article 8.1 shall apply to any information disclosed hereunder, and SHIONOGI shall not be permitted to use any such information for any purpose other than evaluating the progress of ZENECA’s development of the LICENSED PRODUCTS.

 

3.8

Upon completion of phase II clinical trials for the LICENSED PRODUCTS, ZENECA shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by informing in writing SHIONOGI of its intention to terminate this Agreement as well as the background of such decision.  On termination of this Agreement pursuant to this Article 3.8, ZENECA shall not be obliged to make any further payments under Article 4.

3.9

If and when the HEALTH REGISTRATION APPROVAL is obtained in any country of the TERRITORY, ZENECA shall promptly inform SHIONOGI of such HEALTH REGISTRATION APPROVAL and send to SHIONOGI a copy of the approval letter, along with an English translation thereof, of such HEALTH REGISTRATION APPROVAL issued by the competent health authority of such country.  The provisions of Article 8.1 shall apply to any information disclosed hereunder, and SHIONOGI shall not be permitted to use any such information for any purpose other than evaluating the progress of ZENECA’s development of the LICENSED PRODUCTS.

 

3.10

If ZENECA chooses to market the LICENSED PRODUCTS in Japan and/or Taiwan with a partner other than ZENECA’s AFFILIATE in such countries, ZENECA shall offer to SHIONOGI the first opportunity to be ZENECA’s marketing partner for the LICENSED PRODUCTS in Japan and/or Taiwan.  With regard to the terms and conditions of the marketing of LICENSED PRODUCTS in Japan and/or Taiwan, SHIONOGI and ZENECA shall negotiate such terms and conditions in good faith.  If the PARTIES are unable to agree upon such terms and conditions, ZENECA shall be free to offer the opportunity to a THIRD PARTY on terms and conditions no more favorable than those offered to SHIONOGI.

 

 

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-- 신약물질 기술이전 Exclusive License 계약서 중 Termination 조항 -- 

 

일본제약회사와 다국적 제약회사가 체결한 신약의 물질특허에 대한 Exclusive License Agreement 중에서 Termination 조항을 간략하게 살펴보겠습니다. 신약개발은 최종 성공가능성이 낮기 때문에 중간 Risk 관리가 무엇보다 중요합니다. 다른 License 계약보다 Termination 조항이 더욱 중요합니다.

 

Licensor 일본회사 Shionogi에서 신약물질 특허권을 보유하고, Licensee AstraZeneca에 대해 해당 특허의 전용실시권 허여 및 상업화 권리를 부여하는 기술이전 license 계약입니다. 발생 가능한 상황에 따라 Termination 조건을 달리 규정하고, 그에 따른 후속처리도 각각 규정하였습니다.

 

국내 라이선스 계약서에서 통상적으로 사용되는 계약해제, 해지 조항내용만으로 라이선스 이후 연구개발 진행에 따라 발생 가능한 Risk를 관리할 수 있다고 기대하는 것 자체가 비현실적입니다. 조금만 냉정하게 살펴보면 분명하게 알 수 있습니다. 정말 중요한 기술이전 및 라이선스 계약이라면 현재 흔히 사용되는 표준 계약서에 얽매이지 말고 필요한 조항을 새로 작성하는데 주저하지 말아야 할 것입니다.

 

Crestor License Agreement는 이미 상당한 시간이 지난 오래 된 계약서이지만, 실제 엄청난 성공을 거둔 신약개발 기술이전 프로젝트로서 실무자가 참고자료로 살펴볼 가치가 높다 생각합니다.

 

Article 13.  Term and Termination

 

13.1

This Agreement shall become effective as of the EFFECTIVE DATE and expires when ZENECA’s obligations to pay running royalties according to Articles 4.2 and 4.3 expire.

 

13.2

If ZENECA determines that it is not feasible for ZENECA to pursue the development, launch or sale of LICENSED PRODUCTS due to a scientific, technical, regulatory and/or commercial reason, including but not limited to (i) adverse events of the COMPOUNDS or LICENSED PRODUCTS or (ii) marketability of the LICENSED PRODUCTS or (iii) reasons related to patent coverage, ZENECA shall promptly notify SHIONOGI in writing of such determination and provide SHIONOGI with the pertinent information with respect thereto.  Promptly following the receipt of such notice from ZENECA, the PARTIES shall discuss the situation in good faith.  Following such discussion, ZENECA may terminate this Agreement upon ninety (90) days prior written notice.

 

13.3

Following launch of the LICENSED PRODUCTS in any country of the TERRITORY, ZENECA shall have the right to withdraw the LICENSED PRODUCTS from sale in such country, due to scientific, technical, regulatory and/or commercial reasons, including but not limited to adverse events of the COMPOUND or LICENSED PRODUCTS or marketability of the LICENSED PRODUCTS.  ZENECA shall promptly notify SHIONOGI in writing of such determination and provide SHIONOGI with the pertinent information with respect thereto.  Promptly following the receipt of such notice from ZENECA, the PARTIES shall discuss the situation in good faith.  Following such discussion, ZENECA may withdraw the LICENSED PRODUCTS from sale in such country; provided that ZENECA shall be entitled to withdraw the LICENSED PRODUCTS from sale without advance discussions with SHIONOGI if the withdrawal is for safety reasons.

13.4

After expiration of this Agreement pursuant to Article 13.1 above, ZENECA’s license shall be considered fully paid and become non-exclusive, and ZENECA and its AFFILIATES and SUBLICENSEES shall be allowed to continue using all KNOW-HOW for the manufacture, sale or use of the COMPOUNDS and/or LICENSED PRODUCTS with no further consideration to SHIONOGI.

 

13.5

This Agreement shall be terminable by either PARTY at any time, upon the occurrence of any of the following events;

 

 

(i)

Should the other PARTY hereto become insolvent, or if proceedings in voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or pursuant to any other insolvency law shall be instituted by, on behalf of or against the other PARTY, or if a trustee or receiver of the party’s property shall be appointed; or

 

 

(ii)

If the other PARTY commits any material breach of any of the terms of this Agreement and (a) fails to remedy such breach within sixty (60) days after written notice thereof has been given by the non-breaching PARTY, or (b) in the event that such breach is not capable of cure within such sixty (60) day period, fails to commence to cure such breach within such period and thereafter to prosecute such cure diligently to completion; provided, however, that in no event shall the period for such cure be greater than one hundred twenty (120) days after the non-breaching party’s notice of such breach.

 

13.6

The termination of this Agreement shall not relieve the PARTIES from performing any obligations accrued prior to the date this Agreement terminates.

 

13.7

Upon termination of this Agreement pursuant to Article 3.8, 13.2 or 13.5, ZENECA shall promptly return all KNOW-HOW supplied from SHIONOGI and cease any activities allowed hereunder (including without limitation development, manufacture, use and/or sale of the COMPOUNDS and the LICENSED PRODUCTS); provided however, that ZENECA, its AFFILIATES and SUBLICENSEES shall have the right, if applicable, to sell any remaining COMPOUNDS or LICENSED PRODUCTS made prior to said termination and shall pay to SHIONOGI any royalties owed to SHIONOGI with respect to such sales.  ZENECA shall also transmit free of charge to SHIONOGI registration data generated by ZENECA up to the date of early termination without delay.  Moreover, upon early termination (except the case that this Agreement is terminated by ZENECA in accordance with Article 13.5 above) and upon SHIONOGI’s request, ZENECA shall grant or cause to be granted to SHIONOGI a worldwide license, with the right to sublicense to any THIRD PARTY, to manufacture, use and sell the COMPOUNDS and LICENSED PRODUCTS under any patent rights held or controlled by ZENECA, its AFFILIATES or SUBLICENSEES which cover the development, manufacture, use and/or sale of the COMPOUNDS and the LICENSED PRODUCTS, and utilizing ZENECA’s registration data (including its AFFILIATES’ and/or SUBLICENSEES’ registration data) generated up to the date of early termination on the terms and conditions mutually agreed upon by the PARTIES.  If the HEALTH REGISTRATION APPROVAL of any LICENSED PRODUCT is already held by ZENECA, its AFFILIATES and/or SUBLICENSEES at the date of early termination of this Agreement (except the case that this Agreement is terminated by ZENECA in accordance with Article 13.5 above), ZENECA shall also take all reasonable steps to transfer or cause to be transferred, free of charge, such HEALTH REGISTRATION APPROVAL to SHIONOGI.

 

13.8

Early termination of this Agreement by the non-breaching PARTY shall in no way affect or limit such non-breaching party’s right to claim against the breaching PARTY for any damages arising out of the breach of this Agreement.

13.9

ZENECA’s payment obligation under Article 3.2 and Articles 5, 7, 8, 10, 13.4 and 13.7 shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

 

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-- 기술실시허락 Grant of License 조항 비교 검토 -- 

 

1.    국문 계약서 대학 산학협력단 계약서 샘플

 

계약기술의 실시허락

(1)  “산학협력단”은 “실시자”에게 본 계약의 조건에 따라 계약 지역에서 “계약기술”을 독점적으로 실시할 권리("전용실시권")를 허여한다.

(2)  “실시자”는 “산학협력단”의 사전 서면동의 없이 제3자에게 본 실시권의 재실시권을 제공할 수 없다.

(3)  “실시자”는 “산학협력단”의 사전 서면동의 없이 제3자에게 본 실시권을 양도할 수 없으며, 본 실시권을 목적으로 하는 질권을 설정할 수 없다.

 

정의 규정

“재실시”라 함은실시자가 제3자에게계약기술에 대한 실시권 또는 지식재산권을 전부 또는 일부 허여하거나 양도하는 행위를 말하고실시자로부터계약기술의 전부 또는 일부 실시허락 또는 지식재산권을 양도받거나계약제품을 제조 또는 판매할 권한을 허여 또는 양도받은 자를재실시자라 한다.

 

재실시 허락

“실시자”가 사전에 서면으로 “산학협력단”의 동의를 얻어 제3자에게 "계약기술"재실시를 허여한 경우, 3자로부터 지급받은 대가를 첨부한 표 1에 기재한 비율로 각 분배한다.

 

2.    영문 계약서 - Crestor License Agreement 일부

 

Article 2.  Grant of Licenses

 

2.1

SHIONOGI hereby grants to ZENECA, during the term of this Agreement, an exclusive license to manufacture, have manufactured, use, have used, distribute, have distributed, sell and have sold to SUBLICENSEES the COMPOUNDS and to develop, have developed, manufacture, have manufactured, use, have used, distribute, have distributed, market, have marketed, sell and have sold the LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY under the PATENTS and KNOW-HOW.  It is the intention of both PARTIES that the COMPOUND to be principally developed and commercialized by ZENECA is S-4522.  The PARTIES understand that the provisions of this Agreement are made based upon such intention.  In the event that ZENECA intends to develop the COMPOUND(S) other than S-4522, ZENECA shall so inform SHIONOGI in writing and the PARTIES shall negotiate in good faith necessary modifications of the provisions of this Agreement including but not limited to the modifications of the provisions of Article 3.1, the DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE stipulated in Article 3.3, the minimum royalties stipulated in Article 4.5, and the representation and warranty of SHIONOGI provided in Article 9.5.

          

2.2

ZENECA shall have the right to grant sublicenses, under the licenses granted in Article 2.1, to its AFFILIATES and to any other parties in the TERRITORY.  ZENECA hereby guarantees that all of its SUBLICENSEES will comply with all terms and conditions of this Agreement as if such SUBLICENCEES were a party to this Agreement.  ZENECA shall promptly inform SHIONOGI in writing of the name of any party to which ZENECA grants a sublicense pursuant to Article 2.2.

 

2.3

ZENECA and its AFFILIATES shall have the right to appoint distributors and/or sales agents in the TERRITORY for the sale of LICENSED PRODUCTS.  For the purpose of this Article 2.3, “distributors” shall include all parties appointed by ZENECA or its AFFILIATES to market and sell the LICENSED PRODUCTS, in circumstances where such parties do not require a sublicense under the PATENTS to carry out such marketing and sale.

 

2.4

SHIONOGI covenants that neither SHIONOGI nor any of its AFFILIATES will develop, manufacture, use, distribute, market or sell the COMPOUNDS or LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY during the term of this Agreement.  SHIONOGI further covenants that neither SHIONOGI nor any of its AFFILIATES will, during the term of this Agreement, grant a license to any AFFILIATE or any other party to develop, have developed, manufacture, have manufactured, use, have used, distributed, have distributed, market, have marketed, sell and have sold the COMPOUNDS or LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY under the PATENTS and KNOW-HOW.

 

3.    Comments

 

(1)  영문 exclusive license와 독점실시권으로 번역될 수 있고, 우리나라 특허법의 전용실시권과 반드시 일치한다고는 볼 수 없습니다. 각국의 특허법에 따라 전용실시권은 그 내용이 조금씩 다를 수 있지만, 독점적 실시권을 포함한다는 점에서 독점권 실시권보다 더 넓은 개념으로 해석됩니다.

 

(2)  영문계약서에서 OEM, 위탁생산, 위탁판매 등을 고려한 "have manufactured" have ** 표현을 반복하여 삽입한 것은 바람직합니다. 법적으로는 그와 같은 명시적 문구가 없더라도 OEM 제조 등은 허용된다고 해석되지만, 명시적으로 표현이 두는 것이 더 좋습니다.

 

(3)  우리나라 특허법상 전용실시권자는 특허권자의 동의 없이 단독으로 제3자에게 통상실시권을 허여할 수 없습니다. , Licensee는 단독으로 재실시허여 (sublicense) 권한이 없습니다. 특허권자의 동의 없는 일방적 재실시 허여 및 그것에 근거한 제품생산은 특허침해로서 라이선스 계약 해지사유라는 법원판결도 있습니다.

 

(4)  Licensee Licensor의 동의 받아서 제3자에게 sublicense를 허락해야 합니다. 우리나라뿐만 아니라 타 국가에서도 마찬가지입니다. 영문 License 계약서에서 보듯 별도의 조항으로 sublicense 권한을 부여하는 것이 바람직합니다. Licensor의 사전 서면동의에 해당하므로 향후 Licensee는 제3자에게 sublicense 허여 계약을 할 수 있습니다.

 

(5)  Sublicense 설정계약은 독립된 계약이지만 본 License 계약을 전제로 한 것입니다. 별도의 규정을 두지 않더라도 본 계약의 존속기간 등 그 범위에 한정됩니다. 그렇지만, 영문계약처럼 "under the licenses granted in Article 2.1" 등 명시적 부종관계 표현을 두는 것이 실무입니다.

 

특별한 경우를 제외하고 일반적으로는 sublicense 재실시허여는 계약기술을 최대한 활용하는 방안이 될 것입니다. 처음부터 실지자의 sublicense 허여를 전제로 하고, 그 수익을 나누는 구조가 바람직합니다.

 

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-- 신약물질 기술이전 License 계약서 중 특허관련 계약조항 사례 -- 

 

세계적 블록버스터 신약의 물질특허에 대한 Exclusive License 및 추가 R&D Collaboration Agreement 중에서 특허관련 계약조항을 인용하고 간략하게 살펴보겠습니다. 신약물질을 개발한 일본 제약회사 Shionogi에서 신약물질 특허권을 보유하고, 대형 제약회사 AstraZeneca에 대해 해당 특허의 전용실시권 허여 및 상업화 권리를 부여하는 기술이전 license 계약입니다. 이미 상당한 시간이 지난 오래 된 계약서이지만, 실제 엄청난 성공을 거둔 신약개발 기술이전 프로젝트로서. 실무자가 참고자료로 살펴볼 가치가 높다 생각합니다.

 

Article 7.  Inventions (추가 연구개발 발명에 대한 권리관계 규정. 단독 발명의 경우 개발회사에 권리귀속 확인 + 공동발명은 공동으로 결정 권한 보유 및 비용 등 책임도 분담 규정)

 

Inventions which are made and which relate to the COMPOUNDS and/or LICENSED PRODUCTS shall belong to the PARTY making such invention.  Each PARTY shall have the right to file, prosecute and maintain patent applications and patents covering inventions made solely by that PARTY.  

 

If an invention is made jointly by the PARTIES, such invention shall be jointly owned.  Neither PARTY shall file any patent application(s) containing such joint invention and/or any information or data received from the other PARTY without the prior written consent of the PARTY providing the information or data.  

 

SHIONOGI and ZENECA shall mutually determine whether or not patent applications should be filed concerning such joint inventions, which PARTY shall be responsible for filing and prosecuting any patent applications filed, and share the costs in filing any patent applications, obtaining and maintaining any patents covering joint inventions.

 

Article 9.  Representation and Warranty (진술 및 보증조항. 특허유효 및 권리 소유관계, 타인의 권리침해 여부 등에 관한 성실한 조사 및 그 결과에 따른 인식범위로 보증책임 제한. 무제한 보증 아님.)

 

9.1

SHIONOGI represents and warrants that it is the owner of the entire right, title and interest in the PATENTS listed in Appendix II hereto and KNOW-HOW, and is entitled to grant the licenses specified herein.  SHIONOGI further hereby represents and warrants that, to the best of its knowledge, the PATENTS owned or controlled by SHIONOGI or SHIONOGI’s AFFILIATES are being procured from the respective Patent Offices in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

 

9.2

SHIONOGI represents and warrants that it has full corporate power to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the provisions hereof.

 

9.3

ZENECA represents and warrants that it has full corporate power to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the provisions hereof.

 

9.4

SHIONOGI represents that, as of the EFFECTIVE DATE, it is not aware of any infringement or threatened infringement of the PATENTS or KNOW-HOW by a THIRD PARTY.

 

9.5

SHIONOGI represents and warrants that, to the best of SHIONOGI’s knowledge, ZENECA’s exploitation or use of the PATENTS and/or KNOW-HOW hereunder will not infringe any patent or other intellectual property right enjoyed by any THIRD PARTY (with the exception of Hoechst European Patent Applications No.  88120057.0 and any foreign applications or patents corresponding thereto).

 

9.6

SHIONOGI represents that, as of the EFFECTIVE DATE, SHIONOGI has no knowledge from which it can reasonably be inferred that the PATENTS are invalid.

 

Article 11.  PATENTS (특허출원, 심사 및 등록과장에서 라이센시의 검토 및 참여권리 보장. 특허권리 확보에 라이센시 참여권 부여)

 

11.1

SHIONOGI has the responsibility to file, prosecute and maintain the PATENTS and shall bear all cost for the PATENTS, including fees and expenses paid to outside legal counsel and experts, direct costs of in-house counsel and filing, prosecution and maintenance expenses associated therewith.

 

11.2

SHIONOGI shall provide ZENECA with an opportunity to review and comment on the nature and text of new or pending applications for the PATENTS.

 

11.3

SHIONOGI shall advise ZENECA on an annual basis of progress in the prosecution of all patent applications and in the maintenance or extension of patents falling within the PATENTS and shall, on request, furnish ZENECA with a copy of the patent application, patent or other document pertinent to prosecution, maintenance or extension of such applications and patents.

 

11.4

No significant steps regarding prosecution of the PATENTS will be taken by SHIONOGI without prior consultation with ZENECA.  In particular, no steps concerning European Patent Application No.  92111090.4 or US Patent 5,260,440 will be taken by SHIONOGI without prior consultation with ZENECA.

 

11.5

If SHIONOGI elects not to continue to prosecute a patent application or not to maintain or extend any patent application or patent within the PATENTS, SHIONOGI shall notify ZENECA not less than two (2) months before any relevant deadlines.  Thereafter ZENECA shall have the right to pursue at its expense, and at its sole discretion, the prosecution, extension or maintenance of such application or patent.  Any costs incurred by ZENECA pursuant to this shall be offset against royalties payable under Article 4.

 

11.6

ZENECA may request SHIONOGI to seek additional patent protection for the COMPOUNDS or LICENSED PRODUCTS in the TERRITORY, for example, by way of patent registration, patent of importation or revalidation, or the like.  If SHIONOGI chooses to seek such additional patent protection, it shall do so at its own cost and in its own name.  If SHIONOGI chooses not to seek such additional patent protection, ZENECA may require SHIONOGI to do so; provided ZENECA reimburses SHIONOGI for any reasonable expenses incurred in doing so.  Such patent property shall then be included within the definition of PATENTS.

 

11.7

SHIONOGI shall immediately advise ZENECA of any certification filed under the U.S.  “Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984” (“ANDA ACT”) claiming that any PATENTS are invalid or claiming that the PATENTS will not be infringed by the manufacture, use or sale of a product for which an application under ANDA ACT is filed.

 

11.8

The PARTIES will cooperate with each other in gaining patent term extension(s) or the like, where applicable to the PATENTS in the TERRITORY, for example, under the U.S.  “Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984” or under a supplementary protection certificate in European countries.

 

11.10

Upon reasonable request of ZENECA, SHIONOGI will provide ZENECA with all necessary assistance relating to the PATENTS, including allowing ZENECA access to SHIONOGI’s files and documents and access to SHIONOGI’s personnel who may have possession of relevant information.

 

Article 12.  Infringement of PATENTS (라이선스 대상 특허권을 제3자가 침해할 경우 양당사자의 침해대응 책임 및 협력 방안, 대상 특허실시로 타인 권리를 침해하는 경우 분쟁 대응 책임 및 협력 방안 규정)

 

12.1

In the event that ZENECA or SHIONOGI supposes that a THIRD PARTY may be infringing any of the PATENTS by the manufacture, use, distribution, marketing or sale of the COMPOUNDS and/or LICENSED PRODUCTS, ZENECA or SHIONOGI shall promptly notify the other PARTY in writing, identifying the infringer and the infringement complained of and furnishing the information upon which such determination is based.  ZENECA shall be entitled, in its sole discretion but after notifying SHIONOGI, to take any measures deemed appropriate to stop such infringing activities by such THIRD PARTY in the TERRITORY or to grant to the infringing THIRD PARTY adequate rights and licenses necessary for continuing such activities in the TERRITORY so long as ZENECA remains in compliance with Article 4.  Upon reasonable request by ZENECA and at ZENECA’s cost, SHIONOGI shall give ZENECA all reasonable information and assistance including allowing ZENECA access to SHIONOGI’s files and documents and access to SHIONOGI’s personnel who may have possession of relevant information, and if necessary to prosecute any legal action, joining in the legal action as a party.

 

12.2

ZENECA shall bear the cost of any action or measures taken in accordance with Article 12.1 and shall be entitled to receive any damages or remuneration received as a result of such action or measures.

 

12.3

In the event ZENECA decides, within sixty (60) days of becoming aware of an infringement, in its sole discretion, not to take any action against a THIRD PARTY deemed to infringe the PATENTS, ZENECA shall inform SHIONOGI in writing and SHIONOGI thereafter shall be entitled to pursue an action to stop such infringement in its own name and for its own account.  Upon reasonable request by SHIONOGI and at SHIONOGI’s cost, ZENECA shall give SHIONOGI all reasonable information and assistance.  Any damages or remuneration received as a result of such action shall be received by SHIONOGI.

 

12.4

In the event of any actual or threatened suit against ZENECA or its AFFILIATES, SUBLICENSEES or customers alleging that the exploitation or use of the PATENTS and/or KNOW-HOW hereunder infringes the patent or other intellectual property rights of a THIRD PARTY, ZENECA shall promptly give written notice to SHIONOGI.  SHIONOGI will provide to ZENECA all reasonable assistance requested by ZENECA to defend or settle such suit and in particular SHIONOGI will promptly make available to ZENECA, free of charge, all information in its possession or control which will assist ZENECA in defending or otherwise dealing with such suit.  ZENECA shall have the right to defend in its sole discretion such suit but shall consult with SHIONOGI before settling such suit.  ZENECA shall not settle the suit without obtaining prior written consent of SHIONOGI which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.  If damages or costs are awarded against ZENECA for such infringement, or if the outcome of the suit is that ZENECA is ordered to or agrees to make payments or pay royalties to a THIRD PARTY in order to secure the right to continue the exploitation or use of the PATENTS and/or KNOW-HOW hereunder, then the following percentages of such damages, payments, or royalties shall be offset against royalties payable by ZENECA under Article 4: [***].

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in any event described above, SHIONOGI shall be entitled to receive at least [***] percent ([***]%) of the royalties due under Article 4 hereof from ZENECA in any one calendar year.

 

 

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