The transfer of a portion of the intellectual property rights from
the owner called licensor to another party called licensee.
It is not a
complete transfer of intellectual property rights as in the case
of an assignment. Licensing may be subject to a variety of terms
conditions specified in the licensing agreement.
Fee required in order to maintain the rights to an industrial design for a second five-year period.
Yearly fees required to either, maintain a patent application
or to keep a patent in force. Maintenance fees encourage the applicant
or patent holder to re-evaluate the economic value of their applications
Non-disclosure agreements, known also as confidentiality agreements, are contracts in which the parties
agree not to disclose the secret information they share and not to make unauthorised use of such
information (e.g. a secret innovation or creation).
In order to receive a grant for your invention you must be the original inventor (or the
assignee of the invention),and it must be the first such invention in the world.