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Intellectual Property Assignment

Intellectual Property Assignment

This intellectual property agreement  is between , an individuala(n) (the "Assignor") and  , an individual a(n) (the "Assignee").

The Assignor has full interest in the intellectual property listed in Exhibit A and described in section 1 below.

The Assignor wishes to transfer to the Assignee, and the Assignee wishes to purchase and receive from the Assignor, all of its interest in the Intellectual Property.

The parties therefore agree as follows:

1. ASSIGNMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

The Assignor assigns to the Assignee, and the Assignee accepts the assignment of, all of the Assignor's interest in the following in the United States and its territories and throughout the world:

  • (a) the intellectual property rights related to the intellectual property listed in Exhibit A;
  • (b) all precursors, portions, and works in progress with respect to that intellectual property and all inventions, works of authorship, mask works, technology, information, know-how, materials, and tools relating to those or to the development, support, or maintenance of those;
  • (c) all copyrights, patent rights, trade dress, trade names, business names, other indicia of origin, trade secret rights, trademark rights, mask works rights, and all other intellectual property rights and all business, contract rights, and goodwill in, incorporated, or embodied in, used to develop, or related to any of those; and
  • (d) the registrations and applications for registrations of the foregoing (collectively, the"Intellectual Property").

2. PURCHASE PRICE.

The Assignee shall pay the Assignor a flat fee of $ as full payment for all rights granted under this agreement. The Assignee shall complete this payment no later than .

3. RECORDATION. 

In order to record this assignment with all relevant government agencies, within hours of the effective date of this assignment, the parties shall sign the form of intellectual property assignment agreement attached as Exhibit B. The is solely responsible for filing the assignment and paying any associated fees of the transfer.

4. NO EARLY ASSIGNMENT.

The Assignee shall not assign or otherwise encumber its interest in the Intellectual Property or any associated registrations until it has paid to the Assignor the full consideration provided for in this assignment. Any assignment or encumbrance contrary to this provision shall be void.

5. ASSIGNOR'S REPRESENTATIONS.

The Assignor hereby represents and warrants to the Assignee that it:

  • (a) is the sole owner of all interest in the Intellectual Property;
  • (b) has not transferred, exclusively licensed, or encumbered any Intellectual Property or agreed to do so;
  • (c) is not aware of any violation, infringement, or misappropriation of any third party's rights (or any claim of those) by the Intellectual Property;
  • (d) is not aware of any third-party consents, assignments, or licenses that are necessary to perform under this assignment;
  • (e) was not acting within the scope of employment of any third party when conceiving, creating, or otherwise performing any activity with respect to any item of Intellectual Property.

The Assignor shall immediately notify the Assignee in writing if any facts or circumstances arise that would make any of the representations in this assignment inaccurate.

6. INDEMNIFICATION.

The Assignor shall indemnify the Assignee against:

  • (a) any claim by a third party that the Intellectual Property or its use, manufacture, sale, distribution, or reproduction infringes on or misappropriates any copyrights, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property;
  • (b) any claim by a third party that this assignment conflicts with, violates, or breaches any contract, assignment, license, sublicense, security interest, encumbrance, or other obligation to which the Assignor is a party or of which it has knowledge;
  • (c) any claim relating to any past, present, or future use, licensing, sublicensing, distribution, marketing, disclosure, or commercialization of any of the Intellectual Property by the Assignor; and
  • (d) any litigation, arbitration, judgments, awards, attorneys' fees, liabilities, settlements, damages, losses, and expenses relating to or arising from (a), (b), or (c) above.(a) Third-Party Infringement. If any of the Intellectual Property infringes on a United States patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret of a third party not affiliated with the Assignee, the Assignor shall indemnify the Assignee against that claim, if all of the following are true:
    • (i) the Assignee promptly notifies the Assignor of that claim;
    • (ii) the Assignor controls the defense and settlement of that claim;
    • (iii) the Assignee fully cooperates with the Assignor in connection with its defense and settlement of that claim; and
    • (iv) the Assignee stops all sales, distribution, and public use of the infringing Intellectual Property, if requested by the Assignor.
  • (b) Post Enjoinment. If the Assignee is enjoined from further sale or distribution of any infringing Intellectual Property or if the Assignee stops selling or distributing any of the Intellectual Property because of the Assignor's request (as described in (iv) above), the Assignor shall, at its own expense and option:
    • (i) obtain the right for the Assignee to continue to use the infringing Intellectual Property;
    • (ii) modify the infringing Intellectual Property to eliminate the infringement;
    • (iii) provide substitute noninfringing intellectual property to the Assignee pursuant to this assignment; or
    • (iv) refund to the Assignee the amount paid under this assignment for the infringing Intellectual Property.
  • (c) No Other Obligations. The Assignor shall have no other obligations or liability if infringement occurs, and shall have no other obligation of indemnification or to defend relating to infringement. The Assignor shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred without its prior written authorization and shall have no obligation of indemnification or any liability if the infringement is based on (i) any modified form of the Intellectual Property not made by the Assignor, (ii) any finding or ruling after the effective date of this assignment, or (iii) the laws of any country other than the United States of America or its states.

7. GOVERNING LAW.

  • (a) Choice of Law. The laws of the state of  govern this agreement (without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles).
  • (b) Choice of Forum. Both parties consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in County, .

8. AMENDMENTS.

No amendment to this assignment will be effective unless it is in writing and signed by a party or its authorized representative.

9. ASSIGNMENT AND DELEGATION.

  • (a) No Assignment. Neither party may assign any of its rights under this assignment, except with the prior written consent of the other party. All voluntary assignments of rights are limited by this subsection.
  • (b) No Delegation. Neither party may delegate any performance under this assignment, except with the prior written consent of the other party.
  • (c) Enforceability of an Assignment or Delegation. If a purported assignment or purported delegation is made in violation of this section, it is void.

10. COUNTERPARTS; ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.

  • (a) Counterparts. The parties may execute this assignment in any number of counterparts, each of which is an original but all of which constitute one and the same instrument.
  • (b) Electronic Signatures. This assignment, agreements ancillary to this assignment, and related documents entered into in connection with this assignment are signed when a party's signature is delivered by facsimile, email, or other electronic medium. These signatures must be treated in all respects as having the same force and effect as original signatures.

11. SEVERABILITY.

If any one or more of the provisions contained in this assignment is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, that invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other provisions of this assignment, but this assignment will be construed as if those invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provisions had never been contained in it, unless the deletion of those provisions would result in such a material change so as to cause completion of the transactions contemplated by this assignment to be unreasonable.

12. NOTICES.

  • (a) Writing; Permitted Delivery Methods. Each party giving or making any notice, request, demand, or other communication required or permitted by this agreement shall give that notice in writing and use one of the following types of delivery, each of which is a writing for purposes of this agreement: personal delivery, mail (registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return-receipt requested), nationally recognized overnight courier (fees prepaid), facsimile, or email.
  • (b) Addresses. A party shall address notices under this section to a party at the following addresses:
  • If to the Assignor: 
 
  • If to the Assignee: 
 
  • (c) Effectiveness. A notice is effective only if the party giving notice complies with subsections (a) and (b) and if the recipient receives the notice.

13. WAIVER.

No waiver of a breach, failure of any condition, or any right or remedy contained in or granted by the provisions of this assignment will be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the party waiving the breach, failure, right, or remedy. No waiver of any breach, failure, right, or remedy will be deemed a waiver of any other breach, failure, right, or remedy, whether or not similar, and no waiver will constitute a continuing waiver, unless the writing so specifies.

14. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

This assignment constitutes the final agreement of the parties. It is the complete and exclusive expression of the parties' agreement about the subject matter of this assignment. All prior and contemporaneous communications, negotiations, and agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of this assignment are expressly merged into and superseded by this assignment. The provisions of this assignment may not be explained, supplemented, or qualified by evidence of trade usage or a prior course of dealings. Neither party was induced to enter this assignment by, and neither party is relying on, any statement, representation, warranty, or agreement of the other party except those set forth expressly in this assignment. Except as set forth expressly in this assignment, there are no conditions precedent to this assignment's effectiveness.

15. HEADINGS.

The descriptive headings of the sections and subsections of this assignment are for convenience only, and do not affect this assignment's construction or interpretation.

16. EFFECTIVENESS.

This assignment will become effective when all parties have signed it. The date this assignment is signed by the last party to sign it (as indicated by the date associated with that party's signature) will be deemed the date of this assignment.

17. NECESSARY ACTS; FURTHER ASSURANCES.

Each party shall use all reasonable efforts to take, or cause to betaken, all actions necessary or desirable to consummate and make effective the transactions this assignment contemplates or to evidence or carry out the intent and purposes of this assignment.

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Each party is signing this agreement on the date stated opposite that party's signature. 



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EXHIBIT A
LIST OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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EXHIBIT B
FORM OF RECORDABLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSIGNMENT
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, an individuala(n) (the "Assignor") hereby assigns to an individuala(n) (the "Assignee") all of the Assignor's interest in the Intellectual Property identified in Attachment A to this assignment, and the Assignee accepts this assignment.

Each party is signing this agreement on the date stated opposite that party's signature.



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ATTACHMENT A INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


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