DANIEL NESBITT | Hasse & Nesbitt
Licensing of technology and know-how, and licensing of patent rights, are distinct though intertwined matters. The provisional patent application can be licensed as-is, though the one-year term of the provisional application must be watched carefully. Most large companies won't entertain "cold-call" proposals unless patent applications have already been filed. Any specific advice on what steps you might take will be dictated by the specifics of your technology and patent position.
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