The Economic and Bargaining Implications of Rights of First Refusal and Options to Negotiate

The Licensing Journal, Volume 35, Number 5, pages 4–10, May 2015

8 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2016

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Philip Mendes

Opteon; Queensland University of Technology

Date Written: May 1, 2015

Abstract

Rights of first refusal and options to negotiate are tools used to facilitate technology transfer, particularly between universities and other research organisations, to companies. The legal status of these rights are often misunderstood. The legal status and enforceability of these rights is considered in different countries, where their legal status and enforceability differs substantially. The use of these tools also impacts upon the bargaining or negotiation capacity of the parties that use these tools.

Keywords: Right of First Refusal; Option to Negotiate; Enforceability; Negotiation

Suggested Citation

Mendes, Philip, The Economic and Bargaining Implications of Rights of First Refusal and Options to Negotiate (May 1, 2015). The Licensing Journal, Volume 35, Number 5, pages 4–10, May 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2826298

Philip Mendes (Contact Author)

Opteon ( email )

Brisbane, QUT
Australia

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

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