Our standard contract templates are provided. These standard agreements are supposed to be an example of the agreements and conditions that, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, are common and can change. Licensing conditions for innovation vary depending on a wide range of factors, such as patent costs, sales royalties, pre-licensing fees, annual maintenance fees, equity in new startups and development bricks. While licensing agreements generally begin “standard terms,” we are open to negotiation as part of the agreement to create a win-win scenario for our clients and for the university. A non-competitive agreement is a kind of restrictive agreement that limits a worker`s employment prospects after an employer leaves. Non-competitive agreements generally prevent the worker from working for certain companies in a specific geographic area for a predetermined period of time. This can be a harsh reality for an employee considering changing jobs. It is therefore of the utmost importance to conduct a careful review of all non-competitive agreements. Unlike other U.S. states, Pennsylvania does not have a competition prohibition law. The courts have upheld the legality of competition agreements and other restrictive agreements. Not all restrictive alliances are valid and applicable.
It is important to remember that, in many cases, international agreements can encompass several parties, not just the university and a single foreign entity. This should be taken into account in the initial stages of the planning process, in the interest of time management. Please note that research agreements or agreements in which Pitt had technology, information or knowledge may be shared with a potential international partner; are subject to review by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Trade Compliance, pursuant to various federal provisions. The inclusion of these offices should be taken into account in the time frame for planning a completion date. UCIS and the University of Pittsburgh use DocuSign to manage the approval process for signing international agreements. If you`re being used for the first time on DocuSign, you may be asked to create an account. This is a unique requirement. If you have any questions about the proposal and the approval process for international agreements, please contact the Global Operations Manager. The university is working with academic institutions around the world to expand curricula, research cooperation and intercultural mobility for students and teachers. The University of Pittsburgh Directive 02-01-05 was designed to create a mechanism for launching, amending and/or renewing international agreements. The process of establishing and renewing agreements with the University`s international institutions is to protect the interests of faculties and units working to build relationships, as well as the university as a whole. The directive sets out the following modalities: before making commitments with potential partners, it is important to determine whether the university currently has an active agreement with the proposed partner institution.
UCIS currently follows all active international agreements; If you would like to know more about where your department or unit has the existing agreements, please contact the Global Operations Manager. Before formalizing any form of agreement between the parties, it is also important to determine whether the partnership meets the needs and/or priorities of the university. This decision should help you identify the appropriate type of contract to best formalize the desired relationship of the parties involved. Here are the types of international agreements available for consideration. In the earliest phases of design, talk to the Global Operations Support Manager to determine which type of agreement best meets the requirements of the proposed partnership.