WatCo's licensing experience has resulted in over 200 active licence agreements with a wide range of small and large corporate partners.
WatCo strives to balance the university's need to derive a reasonable financial return on its early risk investment in preserving and adding value to early technology opportunities and the needs of our industry partners to secure licensing terms that are flexible and respect the needs of different market realities. WatCo is a member of:
- Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
- Alliance for Commercialization of Canadian Technologies (ACCT) Canada, and
- Licensing Executives Society (LES)
as well as other professional technology transfer and licensing associations and adheres to the general best licensing practices endorsed by these groups.
Exclusive licensing arrangements have a higher potential value than non-exclusive licensing arrangements, and therefore, licensing terms for each carry difference expectations and obligations. WatCo's general licensing terms for both are outlined below: