Research, Collaboration and License Agreement with The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania dated October 8, 2018
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RESEARCH, COLLABORATION & LICENSE AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF OCTOBER 8, 2018
BY AND BETWEEN
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
AMICUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
RESEARCH, COLLABORATION & LICENSE AGREEMENT
This Research, Collaboration & License Agreement (this “Agreement”) is dated as of October 8, 2018 (the “Effective Date”) by and between The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation (“Penn”), and Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the state of Delaware (“Licensee”). Penn and Licensee may be referred to herein as a “Party” or, collectively, as “Parties”.
WHEREAS, Licensee is a biopharmaceutical company with expertise in the development, manufacture and commercialization of human therapeutic products for treatment of genetic disorders.
WHEREAS, Penn, through Dr. James Wilson and the Wilson Lab, have technology and expertise in the research and development of gene therapy products.
WHEREAS, the Research Program contemplated by this Agreement is of mutual interest to Licensee and Penn and furthers the educational, scholarship and research objectives of Penn as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational university, and may benefit Licensee and Penn through the creation or discovery of new inventions and the development and commercialization of Licensed Products (as defined below).
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the various promises and undertakings set forth herein, the Parties agree as follows:
Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“AAV” means adeno-associated virus.
“Achievement Date” means with respect to a Diligence Event, the corresponding date such Diligence Event is to be achieved as provided in Sections 5.7 and 5.8 below.
“Affiliate” means with respect to a Person, any corporation or other business entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such Person, but only for so long as such control exists. For the purposes of this Section 1.3, the word “control” (including, with correlative meaning, the terms “controlled by” or “under the common control with”) means the affirmative power, either directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, to direct the management and policies of such Person or entity, whether by the ownership of more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting stock of such entity, or by contract or otherwise.
“BLA” means (a) a Biologics License Application as defined in the FD&C Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder, (b) a Marketing Authorization Application (“MAA”) in the European Union, or (b) any equivalent or comparable application, registration or certification in any other country or region.
“Calendar Quarter” mean the respective periods of three (3) consecutive calendar months ending on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each Calendar Year.
“Calendar Year” means each successive period of twelve (12) months commencing on January 1 and ending on December 31.
“cGLP” means the current good laboratory practice regulations promulgated by the FDA, published at 21 U.S C.F.R. § 58, and equivalent non-United States regulations and standards in the Territory, as applicable, as such current laboratory practices, regulations and standards may be amended from time to time.
“cGMP” means those current practices, as amended from time to time, related to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and any precursors thereto promulgated in guidelines and regulations of standard compilations including the GMP Rules of the World Health Organization, the United States Code of Federal Regulations, the Guide to Inspection of Bulk Pharmaceutical Chemicals (established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services), the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention, and the European Community Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice in the production of pharmaceutical products, and equivalent guidelines, regulations and standards in the Territory, as such guidelines, regulations and standards may be amended from time to time.
“Challenge” means Licensee or a Sublicensee will be deemed to have made a “Challenge” of the Penn Patent Rights if Licensee or a Sublicensee: (a) institutes or voluntarily joins as a party to, or causes its counsel to institute on Licensee’s or such Sublicensee’s behalf, any interference, opposition, re-examination, post-grant review or similar proceeding with respect to any Penn Patent Right with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or any foreign patent office; or (b) files or voluntarily joins as a party to any legal proceeding, or causes its counsel to institute or voluntarily join as a party to any legal proceeding on Licensee's or such Sublicensee's behalf, with a court or other Governmental Body (including, without limitation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or any foreign patent office) having authority to determine the validity, enforceability or scope of the Penn Patent Rights, in which one or more claims in such legal proceeding challenges the validity or enforceability of any Penn Patent Right.
“Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following events: (a) any party becomes the owner, directly or indirectly, of more than fifty percent (50%) of the total voting power (on an as converted basis) of the equity units or other interests of Licensee then outstanding that are normally entitled to vote in the election of directors of Licensee other than in connection with a financing or series of financing transactions; (b) the merger, consolidation or amalgamation of Licensee with or into any other party, other than any transaction in which the holders of the outstanding voting securities of Licensee immediately prior to the transaction own, directly or indirectly, not less than fifty percent (50%) of the total voting power (on an as converted basis) of the voting securities of the party surviving such merger, consolidation or amalgamation; or (c) the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Licensee.
“Clinical Study” means (a) a Phase 1 Study, Phase 1/2 Study, Phase 2 Study, or Phase 3 Study, or (b) such other study in humans that is conducted in accordance with good clinical practices and is designed to generate data in support or maintenance of an application for Regulatory Approval.
“Commercially Reasonable Efforts” means [***].
“Compulsory License” means a compulsory license under Penn Patent Rights obtained by a Third Party through the order, decree, or grant of a competent Governmental Body or court, authorizing such Third Party to develop, make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell or import a Licensed Product in any country.
“Confidential Information” of a Party, means (i) confidential or proprietary information or materials relating to the business, operations, technology or products of a Party or any of its Affiliates, including any know-how, that such Party discloses to the other Party under this Agreement, or otherwise makes available to the other Party under this Agreement, and (ii) the terms of this Agreement; provided that Confidential Information shall not include information that:
is or becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of disclosure by the recipient in breach of this Agreement;
is already known by or in the possession of the recipient at the time of disclosure by the disclosing Party;
is independently developed by recipient without use of or reference to the disclosing Party’s Confidential Information; or
is obtained by recipient from a Third Party that has not breached any obligations of confidentiality to the disclosing party.
“Controlled” means, with respect to intellectual property rights, that a Party or one of its Affiliates owns or has a license or sublicense to such intellectual property rights and has the ability to provide to, grant a license or sublicense to, or assign its right, title and interest in and to, such intellectual property rights as provided for in the Agreement without violating the terms of any other agreement or other arrangement with any Third Party.
“Designated Product” means a Licensed Product arising from the Research Program [***].
“Development Transition Point” or “DTP” means on a Licensed Product-by-Licensed Product basis the date on which the IND enabling studies for a Pre-Designation Product under the Research Program have been successfully completed and immediately prior to filing of the IND, unless otherwise agreed by the Parties.
“Diligence Event” means each of the events that Licensee is expected to accomplish in the development of a Licensed Product in each Indication set forth in Sections 5.7 and 5.8.
“EMA” means the European Medicines Agency and any successor entity thereto.
“FDA” means the United States Food and Drug Administration and any successor entity thereto.
“FD&C Act” means the United States Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended.
“Field of Use” means all research, prophylactic, diagnostic and therapeutic uses in or for humans. For clarity, except for any uses in non-humans intended to support development for prophylactic, diagnostic and/or therapeutic use in humans, any and all uses in non-humans, including any and all veterinary uses in companion animals and livestock species, is excluded from the Field of Use.
“FIH” means, on a Licensed Product-by-Licensed Product basis, the first dosing of the first patient in a Clinical Study.
“First Commercial Sale” means, on a country-by-country basis, the first commercial transfer or disposition for monetary value of Licensed Product in such country for use or consumption by a Third Party end user by Licensee, or any of its Affiliates or Sublicensees, in each case, after all Regulatory Approvals have been obtained for such country and where such disposition or transfer results in a recordable Net Sale in accordance with Licensee’s, or its Affiliate’s or Sublicensee’s, applicable accounting practices (consistently applied). Sales prior to receipt of Regulatory Approval of a Licensed Product such as so-called “treatment IND sales,” “named patient sales,” “compassionate use sales” or expanded access programs, shall not be considered a First Commercial Sale.
“Force Majeure Event” means any circumstance beyond the affected Party’s reasonable control to forsee, including, without limitation, labor disturbances or labor disputes of any kind, unforeseeable acts, omissions or delays in acting by any Governmental Body required for full performance (except to the extent such delay results from a breach by the affected Party of a term of this Agreement), civil disorders or commotions, strikes, acts of war, terrorism, acts of God, energy or other conservation measures imposed by law or regulation, explosions, failure of utilities, mechanical breakdowns, material shortages, or disease.
“FPFD” means, on a Licensed Product-by Licensed Product basis with respect to each Clinical Study, the first dosing of the first patient in such Clinical Study.
“GAAP” means United States generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis.
“Generic Product” means, with respect to a particular Licensed Product in a country, a generic or biosimilar pharmaceutical product, that is not licensed or owned by Licensee, any of its Affiliates or Sublicensees, that is approved for use in such country by a Regulatory Authority by referencing the prior approval, in whole or part, or safety and efficacy data submitted in support of the prior approval, of such Licensed Product.
“Governmental Body” means any: (a) nation, principality, state, commonwealth, province, territory, county, municipality, district or other jurisdiction of any nature; (b) federal, provincial, state, local, municipal, foreign or other government; (c) governmental or quasi-governmental authority of any nature (including any governmental division, subdivision, department, agency, bureau, branch, office, commission, council, board, instrumentality, officer, official, representative, organization, unit, body or entity and any court or other tribunal); (d) multi-national or supranational organization or body; or (e) individual, entity, or body exercising, or entitled to exercise, any executive, legislative, judicial, administrative, regulatory, police, military or taxing authority or power of any nature.
“IND” means an Investigational New Drug Application as defined in the FD&C Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder, or (b) an equivalent application to an equivalent Regulatory Authority in any other regulatory jurisdiction, including a Clinical Trial Authorization (“CTA”) to the European Medicines Agency, the filing of which is necessary to initiate or conduct clinical testing of a pharmaceutical product in humans in such jurisdiction.
“Indication” means each of a) CDKL5 deficiency through AAV delivery of nucleic acid polymers [***], b) Pompe Disease through AAV delivery of nucleic acid polymers, c) Fabry Disease through AAV delivery of nucleic acid polymers and d) AAV delivery of nucleic acid polymers for [***].
“Joint Patent Rights” means (a) any Patent Rights covering an invention conceived and reduced to practice jointly by the Wilson Lab and Licensee in the conduct of a Research Program, (b) any continuations, provisionals, continued prosecution applications, substitutions, extensions and term restorations, registrations, confirmations, reexaminations, renewals or reissues of any of the Patent Rights in (a), including divisions, but excluding continuations-in-part except to the extent of claims solely supported in the specification and entitled to the priority date of the parent application for any of the foregoing, and (c) any corresponding Patent Rights to the foregoing outside of the United States.
“Know-How” means intellectual property, data, results, pre-clinical and clinical protocols and study data, chemical structures, chemical sequences, information, inventions, formulas, techniques, methods, processes, procedures and developments. “Know-How” does not include any of the foregoing claimed in a Penn Patent Right or Patent Right Controlled by Licensee.
“Law” or “Laws” means all applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances and other pronouncements having the binding effect of law of any Governmental Body.
“Licensed Know-How” means all Know-How that is Controlled by Penn as of the Effective Date or during the Research Term and (a) developed by the Wilson Lab as of the Effective Date of the Agreement, (b) developed in the Wilson Lab under the Next Generation Program or (c) developed in the Wilson Lab under a Research Program, and in each case (a), (b) and (c) is necessary or reasonably useful to develop, make, use, sell, offer for sale or import a Licensed Product for an Indication in the Field of Use.
“Licensed Product” means any (a) article, composition, apparatus, substance, chemical or any other material covered by a Program Valid Claim or whose manufacture, import, use, offer for sale or sale would, absent the License, constitute an infringement, inducement of infringement or contributory infringement of any Program Valid Claim or would infringe a Program Valid Claim once issued; (b) article, composition, apparatus, chemical, substance or any other material made, used or sold by or utilizing or practicing a Method, (c) article, composition, apparatus, substance, chemical or any other material that incorporates, uses or is made through the use of any Licensed Know-How and is an AAV gene therapy for an Indication or (d) any AAV gene therapy for an Indication conceived during or tested in the Research Program. Notwithstanding the foregoing, “Licensed Product” shall not include a product, to the extent it would have solely been a Licensed Product pursuant to subsection (c) above, that is, or was prior to the Effective Date, (i) acquired or licensed by Licensee or any of its Affiliates (including pursuant to a Change of Control) or (ii) controlled by a Third Party acquirer of Licensee or any of its Affiliates (whether by merger or acquisition of all or substantially all of the stock or assets of Licensee or its Affiliate or a similar transaction) and, in each case ((i) and (ii)), that has been independently developed by a Third Party and for which [***] prior to the closing of such acquisition or license by Licensee or any of its Affiliates (with respect to clause (i) above) or such merger, acquisition or similar transaction (with respect to clause (ii) above).
“Major Markets” means the [***].
“Manufacturing Patent Rights” means, [***] any continuations, provisionals, continued prosecution applications, substitutions, extensions and term restorations, registrations, confirmations, reexaminations, renewals or reissues thereof, including divisions, but excluding continuations-in-part except to the extent of claims solely supported in the specification and entitled to the priority date of the parent application, and (c) any corresponding foreign Patent Rights to the foregoing.
“Method” means process or method covered by a Program Valid Claim or whose use or practice would, absent the License, constitute an infringement, inducement of infringement or contributory infringement of any Program Valid Claim, or would infringe a Program Valid Claim once issued.
“Net Sales” means the gross amounts billed, invoiced or received by Licensee or any of its Affiliates or Sublicensees for Sales of Licensed Product (including any cash amounts plus the fair market value of any other forms of consideration), less the following deductions to the extent reasonable customary, and actually deducted:
Even if there is overlap between any of deductions described above, each individual item shall only be deducted once in the overall Net Sales calculation. Net Sales shall not include sales or other transfers or dispositions of Licensed Products between or among Licensee, Sublicensees or their Affiliates. [***].
“Next Generation Capsid” means a specific AAV identified by sequence that is discovered, developed or engineered in the Next Generation Program.
“Next Generation Capsid Data Package” means a written data package prepared by the Wilson Lab with respect to a Next Generation Capsid containing: [***].
“Next Generation Program” means [***].
“Next Generation Program Period” means [***] or (b) if the funding for the Next Generation Program is extended beyond [***], the earlier of (i) the expiration or termination of the Research Term or (ii) the end of funding for the Next Generation Program. Penn shall promptly notify Licensee if funding for the Next Generation Program is so extended.
“Patent Rights” means (a) patents and patent applications, together with any unlisted patents and patent applications claiming priority thereto, and any continuations, continuations-in-part (to the extent related directly to the subject matter of the parent application or containing new information developed pursuant to the Research Program), reissues, reexamination certificates, substitutions, divisionals, supplementary protection certificates, renewals, registrations, extensions including all confirmations, revalidations, patents of addition, PCTs, and pediatric exclusivity periods and all foreign counterparts thereof, and any patents issued or issuing with respect to any of the foregoing and (b) all official correspondence relating to the foregoing.
“Penn Patent Rights” means Penn Patent Rights A (including Penn’s interest in the Joint Patent Rights), Penn Patent Rights B, Penn Patent Rights C, and Manufacturing Patent Rights, collectively.
“Penn Patent Rights A” means [***] any continuations, provisionals, continued prosecution applications, substitutions, extensions and term restorations, registrations, confirmations, reexaminations, renewals or reissues of any of the Patent Rights in (a) or (b), including divisions, but excluding continuations-in-part except to the extent of claims solely supported in the specification and entitled to the priority date of the parent application for any of the foregoing, and (d) any corresponding foreign Patent Rights to the foregoing.
“Penn Patent Rights B” means [***] (b) any continuations, provisionals, continued prosecution applications, substitutions, extensions and term restorations, registrations, confirmations, reexaminations, renewals or reissues thereof, including divisions, but excluding continuations-in-part except to the extent of claims entirely solely supported in the specification and entitled to the priority date of the parent application for any of the foregoing, and (c) any corresponding foreign Patent Rights to the foregoing.
“Penn Patent Rights C” means [***] any continuations, provisionals, continued prosecution applications, substitutions, extensions and term restorations, registrations, confirmations, reexaminations, renewals or reissues thereof, including divisions, but excluding continuations-in-part except to the extent of claims solely supported in the specification and entitled to the priority date of the parent application, and (c) any corresponding foreign Patent Rights to the foregoing.
“Person” means any natural person, corporation, firm, business trust, joint venture, association, organization, company, partnership or other business entity, or any government or agency or political subdivision thereof.
“Phase 1 Study” means a clinical study of a drug candidate in patients with the primary objective of characterizing its safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics and identifying a recommended dose and regimen for future studies as described in 21 C.F.R. 312.21(a), or a comparable clinical study prescribed by the relevant regulatory authority in a country other than the United States. The drug candidate can be administered to patients as a single agent or in combination with other investigational or marketed agents.
“Phase 1/2 Study” means a clinical study of a drug candidate in diseased patients that satisfies the requirements of a Phase 1 Study and a Phase 2 Study.
“Phase 2 Study” means a clinical study of a drug candidate in patients with the primary objective of characterizing its activity in a specific disease state as well as generating more detailed safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics information as described in 21 C.F.R. 312.21(b), or a comparable clinical study prescribed by the relevant regulatory authority in a country other than the United States including a human clinical trial that is also designed to satisfy the requirements of 21 C.F.R. 312.21(a) or corresponding foreign regulations and is subsequently optimized or expanded to satisfy the requirements of 21 C.F.R. 312.21(b) (or corresponding foreign regulations) or otherwise to enable a Phase 3 Clinical Study (e.g., a phase 1/2 trial). The relevant drug candidate may be administered to patients as a single agent or in combination with other investigational or marketed agents.
“Phase 3 Study” means a clinical study of a drug candidate in patients that incorporates accepted endpoints for confirmation of statistical significance of efficacy and safety in order to obtain Regulatory Approval in any country, as further described in 21 C.F.R. 312.21(c) with respect to the United States, or a comparable clinical study prescribed by the relevant Regulatory Authority in a country other than the United States. The relevant drug candidate may be administered to patients as a single agent or in combination with other investigational or marketed agents.
“Pivotal Study” means Phase 3 Study or other clinical study of a drug candidate in human patients with the disease being studied, in each case, the principal purpose of which is to achieve a determination of efficacy and safety and is designed and intended to provide the basis for obtaining Regulatory Approval to market the applicable product for patients with the indication being studied or where a Clinical Study subsequently is deemed to achieve efficacy and safety for the applicable product and indication for the purpose of obtaining Regulatory Approval.
“Potential Indications” means [***] in each case (a) through AAV delivery of nucleic acid polymers, [***].
“Pre-Designation Product” means an AAV gene therapy product for an Indication arising from the Research Program for which the time period within which Licensee must provide notice to Penn under Section 2.6 has not yet expired.
“Program Valid Claim” means a claim of (a) an issued and unexpired patent in Penn Patent Rights A which claim has not been revoked or held unenforceable or invalid by a decision of a court of governmental agency of competent jurisdiction from which no further appeal can be taken or has been taken within the time allowed for appeal, and has not been abandoned, disclaimed, denied or admitted to be invalid or unenforceable through reissue or disclaimer; or (b) a pending patent application that is included in Penn Patent Rights A which was filed and is being prosecuted, and has not been abandoned or finally disallowed without the possibility of appeal or re-filing of the application and has not been pending for more than [***].
“Regulatory Approval” means, with respect to a product in any regulatory jurisdiction, approval from the applicable Regulatory Authority sufficient for the manufacture, distribution, use, marketing and sale of such pharmaceutical product in such jurisdiction in accordance with Laws (including, where applicable, any pricing or reimbursement approvals). “Regulatory Approval” does not include authorization by a Regulatory Authority to conduct named patient, compassionate use or other similar activities.
“Regulatory Authority” means any governmental authority, including the FDA, EMA or MHLW, or any successor agency thereto, that has responsibility for granting any licenses or approvals or granting pricing or reimbursement approvals necessary for the marketing and sale of a pharmaceutical product in any country.
“Regulatory Exclusivity” means with respect to any country or jurisdiction, any exclusive marketing rights or data exclusivity protection conferred by an applicable Regulatory Authority or other Regulatory Authority in such country or jurisdiction with respect to a compound or bio-pharmaceutical product, including any regulatory data protection exclusivity (including any orphan drug designation or pediatric exclusivity).
“Research Plan” means the research plan setting forth the Parties’ roles and responsibilities for the Research Program as set forth in Exhibit B hereto, respectively, and as may be amended from time to time with written approval of the JSC.
“Research Program” means the research, pre-clinical development and development program of Licensed Products in the Field for the Indications funded by Licensee and to be conducted by the Wilson Lab and Licensee hereunder pursuant to the Research Plan.
“Research Results” means all any and all ideas, information, inventions, developments, animate and inanimate materials, including live animals, discoveries, software, know-how, methods, techniques, formulae, data, software, processes, methodologies, techniques, biological materials, software and works of authorship, whether patentable or copyrightable, that are first conceived, discovered, developed or reduced to practice, or generated in the performance of the Research Program by the Wilson Lab, including any unpatentable inventions discovered, developed or conceived in the conduct of the Research Program. Research Results expressly excludes any such items covered by Penn Patent Rights and Joint Patent Rights.
“Sale” means any transaction for which consideration is received or expected by Licensee, its Affiliates or Sublicensees for sale, use, lease, transfer or other disposition of a Licensed Product to or for the benefit of a Third Party. For clarity, sale, use, lease, transfer or other disposition of a Licensed Product by Licensee or any of its Affiliates or Sublicensees to another of these entities for resale by such entity to a Third Party shall not be deemed a Sale.
“Service Center Cores” means the following core laboratories at Penn that report directly to Dr. James Wilson, all science cores, including the Animal Models Core, the Vector Core, the Immunology Core, the Cell Morphology Core, the Biostatistics Core and the Integrated Technology Core.
“Sublicensee” means a Third Party to which a Sublicense is granted pursuant to the terms of Section 3.6.
“Sublicense Documents” means any and all agreements, amendments or written understandings entered into with a Sublicensee (including any of its Affiliates) pertaining to a Sublicense, Penn Patent Rights or Licensed Product. For clarity, a development agreement or distribution agreement for a Licensed Product is a Sublicense Document.
“Sublicense Income” means payments received by Licensee or its Affiliates from a Sublicensee in consideration for a Sublicense or other agreement providing the right to negotiate or obtain a Sublicense. Sublicense Income includes payments received from a Sublicensee in the form of license issue fees, milestone payments and the like, but specifically excludes [***].
“Tax” means all taxes, duties, fees, premiums, assessments, imposts, levies, rates, withholdings, dues, government contributions and other charges of any kind whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, together with all interest, penalties, fines, additions to tax or other additional amounts, imposed by any Governmental Body.
“Third Party” means any Person other than Penn, Licensee or any of their respective Affiliates.
“United States” or “US” means the United States of America, its territories and possessions.
“USD” or “$” means the lawful currency of the United States of America.
“Valid Claim” means a claim of (a) an issued and unexpired patent in Penn Patent Rights which claim has not been revoked or held unenforceable or invalid by a decision of a court of governmental agency of competent jurisdiction from which no further appeal can be taken or has been taken within the time allowed for appeal, and has not been abandoned, disclaimed, denied or admitted to be invalid or unenforceable through reissue or disclaimer; or (b) a pending patent application that is included in Penn Patent Rights which was filed and is being prosecuted, and has not been abandoned or finally disallowed without the possibility of appeal or re-filing of the application and has not been pending for more than [***].
“Wilson Lab” means Dr. James M. Wilson and all individuals who are under the direct supervision or control of Dr. James M. Wilson or his successor as Director of the Wilson Gene Therapy Program at Penn, provided that the Service Center Cores are not included in the Wilson Lab, including any personnel of the Service Center Cores.
Other Terms. The definition of each of the following terms is set forth in the section of the Agreement indicated below:
Carve-Out Patent Rights
Commercial Milestone Payment
Development Milestone Payment
Failed Indication Notice
Historic Patent Costs
Joint Intellectual Property Committee (“JIPC”)
Joint Steering Committee (“JSC”)
License Maintenance Fee
Limited Exclusivity Covenant
New Collaboration Agreement
New Indication Option
New Indication Option Fee
New Program Plan/Budget
Ongoing Patent Costs
Party or Parties
Penn Sublicense Income
Product-Specific Patent Rights
Research Support Amount
Service Provider Sublicensee
Third Party IP
COLLABORATION PROGRAMS; GOVERNANCE
COLLABORATION PROGRAMS; GOVERNANCE
Overall Project. The Parties desire to collaborate with respect to the pre-clinical development of an AAV gene therapy product, as set forth in more detail in this Article 2, for each Indication within the Field of Use, with the goal of designating one Licensed Product for clinical development and commercialization for each Indication in the Field of Use. Penn will be responsible for preclinical development activities, including all IND-enabling non-clinical studies and research grade manufacturing, and all activities allocated to Penn as set forth in the Research Plan. Licensee will be responsible for those activities allocated to Licensee in the Research Plan and for regulatory strategy and operations, clinical development, cGMP manufacture, and commercialization of all Licensed Product(s).
During the period of [***] following the Effective Date (“Research Term”), subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensee shall provide $[***] based on the Research Plan for research and development funding (“Research Support Amount”) to Penn to fund the Research Program. Such Research Support Amount shall be inclusive of Penn’s standard indirect charges. Licensee shall remit such funds in each year of the Research Term in accordance with Section 2.3 below and such funds will be allocated and utilized solely to support the Research Program as set forth in the Research Plan.
Penn will conduct the Research Program in accordance with the Research Plan and the other terms and conditions of this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, within each Indication, Penn will be responsible for the completion of the Research Plan for the research and development work up to completion of IND enabling studies, including animal model development, and IND supporting preclinical work (toxicology and pharmacokinetics) and manufacturing to support preclinical development of a Licensed Product for each Indication under the Research Program through DTP.
The JSC shall review the Research Plan at least once per Calendar Year. The JSC may amend the Research Plan at any time, including amendments to include further activities, including corresponding revisions to the budget.
Penn shall maintain records of the activities conducted under and the results of the Research Program (including the Research Results) in sufficient detail and in good scientific manner appropriate for patent purposes to properly reflect all work done and results achieved. Penn will provide task-based, scientific reports of the progress and results of the Research Program on the schedule specified in the Research Plan or on another schedule to be agreed in writing by the Parties. Penn shall maintain reasonable and accurate records of the use of the funds provided by Licensee under this Agreement and shall make such records available to Licensee (or its designee) upon reasonable notice during Penn’s normal business hours, but not more frequently once each Calendar Year. All Research Results shall be solely and exclusively owned by Penn. For the avoidance of doubt, Research Results will constitute Licensed Know-How and will be included within the scope of the Licenses granted by Penn to Licensee under this Agreement.
Each Party will have the right to engage Third Party subcontractors to perform certain of its obligations under this Agreement. Any subcontractor to be engaged by a Party to perform a Party’s obligations set forth in the Agreement will meet the qualifications typically required by such Party for the performance of work similar in scope and complexity to the subcontracted activity and will enter into an appropriate agreement with such Party consistent with such Party’s standard practices which agreement shall be as least as protective as the nondisclosure and nonuse of confidential information obligations set forth herein and requiring the assignment or license of Know-How and other intellectual property generated in the course of the subcontracted work (including, with respect to any such Know-How and other intellectual property licensed to Penn, the right to grant and authorize Sublicenses under such Know-How and other intellectual property as contemplated herein in the same manner and of the same scope as required for intellectual property generated solely by the Wilson Lab). Any Party engaging a subcontractor hereunder will remain responsible and obligated for the acts and omissions of such subcontractor and will not grant rights to such subcontractor that would interfere with, limit or diminish the rights of the other Party under this Agreement.
Funding of the Research Program.
The initial budget for the Research Program, broken down by Calendar Year, is set forth in Exhibit C (the “Budget”, including as subsequently amended, pursuant to this Section 2.3.1). On or before November 1 of each year, the Parties, through the JSC, will agree on an updated budget for the remainder of the Research Program, also broken down by Calendar Year. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensee shall pay Penn the Research Support Amount in advance on a Calendar Quarter basis (in accordance with the payment schedule in the Budget to cover the cost of the performance of the Research Plan by Penn (including reasonable and documented direct external expenses incurred by Licensee in accordance with the Research Plan and as agreed to by the Parties through the JSC).
If at any time Penn determines that it will require additional funds for the Research Program, it will promptly notify Licensee through the JSC and provide a good faith estimate and itemized budget of the additional amount. Notwithstanding the foregoing, changes to the scope of or budget for the Research Plan in a Calendar Year will require approval of the JSC if the budget impact for the applicable Calendar Year (in the aggregate) is greater than the higher of [***].
Title to any equipment, laboratory animals, or any other tangible materials made or acquired with funds provided under this Agreement will vest in Penn, and such equipment, animals, or tangible materials will remain the property of Penn following termination or expiration of this Agreement (but subject to any license grants to Licensee hereunder).
New Indication Option. If Licensee has interest to include one additional indication from the Potential Indications in the Research Program, Licensee shall formally notify Penn in writing within [***] after the Effective Date of such interest by indicating which indication in the Potential Indications it wishes to fund preclinical work at Penn for. Penn will then develop and propose within thirty (30) days of such written request a work plan and budget for the preclinical development activities and costs through completion of IND enabling studies to be conducted at Penn for a Licensed Product for such indication subject to the reasonable review and approval by Licensee (“New Program Plan/Budget”). Within thirty (30) days of Licensee’s receipt of the New Program Plan/Budget, Licensee will decide whether to exercise its option to such indication (the “New Indication Option”). If Licensee exercises its New Indication Option by written notice to Penn, then a) the research program with respect to such indication will become part of the Research Program, b) the Research Support Amount will be increased by the amount of the agreed budget within the New Program Plan/Budget, c) Licensee will pay the New Indication Option Fee and d) the definition of “Indication” will include such indication. For the avoidance of doubt, if Licensee does not exercise its option for a Potential Indication that is the subject of a New Program Plan/Budget, then Licensee’s New Program Option will continue for the remainder of such [***] period remaining after Effective Date or until Licensee exercises the New Program Option, whichever is earlier. If Licensee fails to exercise such New Indication Option in the time periods set forth above and provide Penn written notice of such exercise, such New Indication Option shall terminate and Penn shall be free to license any of the Potential Indications to a Third Party. In the event that none of the Potential Indications is available for inclusion in the Research Program as contemplated in this Section 2.4, the Parties will work together in good faith to identify a substitute indication which, once agreed upon, would become a Potential Indication and would be subject to the New Indication Option.
Next Generation Option
Generally. It is anticipated that Licensed Product development under the Research Program for certain Indications may either [***].
Next Generation Capsid Data Packages. During the term of the Next Generation Program until a Designated Product for each Indication has been determined, the Wilson Lab will notify Licensee [***] of any available Next Generation Capsids for a Licensed Product for each Indication in the Field of Use. For each such Next Generation Capsid, the Wilson Lab will at the time of such notification provide Licensee a Next Generation Capsid Data Package and thereafter upon Licensee’s written request, provide any additional information regarding such Next Generation Capsid not previously provided. If Licensee expresses interest in any Next Generation Capsid for a Licensed Product for a specific Indication and provides Penn with written notice thereof after Licensee’s receipt of the relevant Next Generation Capsid Data Package during the Research Term (a “Capsid Notice”), Penn will reserve such Next Generation Capsid for the Licensed Product for such Indication until such time as Licensee determines the Designated Product for such Indication (“Reserved Capsid”). License may only reserve one Next Generation Capsid per Indication but may substitute another Next Generation Capsid for an Indication (“Substitute Capsid”) by providing Penn written notice of such substitution during the Research Term and prior to Designated Product selection for such Indication. Upon Penn’s timely receipt of such notice, the Substitute Capsid will become the Reserved Capsid for such Indication. Following Penn’s receipt of a Capsid Notice, Penn will provide Licensee with a list of Penn Patent Rights B, Penn Patent Rights C and Manufacturing Patent Rights related to such Reserved Capsid. Licensee shall be responsible for paying a pro rata share (based on the number of licensees for such Penn Patent Rights) of documented Historical Patent Costs and Ongoing Patent Costs (as such terms are defined in Section 6.2) for Penn Patent Rights B, Penn Patent Rights C and Manufacturing Patent Rights covering a Reserved Capsid for each Indication following Penn’s receipt of a Capsid Notice.
Updates Regarding Next Generation Capsid. With regard to a Reserved Capsid or a Next Generation Capsid for a Designated Product, Penn will keep Licensee apprised, on a confidential basis, of material regulatory communications or other interactions to or from the FDA or EMA, which Penn is aware, with respect to such Next Generation Capsid, including any material safety issues with respect to any of the foregoing, in each case, to the extent such disclosure is not prohibited by a Third Party arrangement to which Penn is a party.
Designated Product Selection. For each Indication within [***] of the completion of the DTP of an AAV gene therapy product for such Indication and the receipt by Licensee of the Research Results with respect to such Indication, Licensee will provide written notice to Penn of its selection of the AAV capsid and the transgene sequence for such Pre-Designation Product for further development by Licensee, at which time such Pre-Designation Product (including such AAV capsid and transgene sequence) will become a Designated Product. With respect to the AAV capsid to be used in the Designated Product for each Indication, Licensee may designate that it will use [***].
Expanded Collaboration. [***].
Program Failure. Should any Licensed Product development program for any Indication fail at a key decision point during the Research Program, as such failure is defined in the Research Plan, and a decision is subsequently made by the Licensee to discontinue further development of the Research Program with respect to such Indication (“Failed Indication”), any remaining Research Support Amount allocated for the Failed Indication program pursuant to the then-current agreed budget for the Research Program (minus wind-down and non-cancellable expenses with respect to the activities under the research plan for such Failed Indication) will be reallocated to activities to be conducted under the Research Program for the other remaining Indications under the Research Program. Such Failed Indication will be removed promptly from the Indication definition of the Agreement, with written confirmation of such termination of rights promptly provided by Licensee to Penn (“Failed Indication Notice”). In addition, Penn’s obligations pursuant to the Limited Exclusivity Covenant in Section 2.7 shall terminate as of the date of such Failed Indication Notice; and any licenses and rights granted by Amicus to Penn under the Amicus Technology with respect to such Failed Indication shall also automatically terminate, effective as of the date of the applicable Failed Indication Notice.
Data Ownership. All data generated by Penn under a Research Program shall be owned by Penn including all rights, title and interest (“Penn Data”). All data generated by Licensee under a Research Program shall be owned by Licensee (“Licensee Data”). For the avoidance of doubt, Penn Data will constitute Research Results and Licensed Know-How and will be included within the scope of the License.
Joint Steering Committee.
Formation; Composition. Within sixty (60) days of the Effective Date, the Parties will establish a joint steering committee (the “Joint Steering Committee” or “JSC”) comprised of three (3) representatives from each Party with sufficient seniority within the applicable Party to make decisions arising within the scope of the JSC’s responsibilities. The JSC may change its size from time to time by mutual consent of its members, provided that the JSC will consist at all times of an equal number of representatives of each of Penn and Licensee. Each Party may replace its JSC representatives at any time upon written notice to the other Party.
Specific Responsibilities. The JSC will:
oversee the Research Program;
on or before November 1 of each year, approve an updated budget in accordance with Section 2.3.1;
approve any amendments to the Research Plan (including any changes to the budget that are greater than the higher of [***];
determine whether Penn or Licensee will contract directly with subcontractors;
establish appropriate reporting procedures for the Research Program, including the scope and content of reports to be provided by each Party to the other Party (specifically for Penn under Section 2.2.4) and in order to provide Licensee with sufficient information regarding the Research Results for each Indication to allow Licensee to select a Designated Product pursuant to Section 2.6;
endeavor to resolve any disagreement between the Parties relating to the Research Program or Research Plan; and
establish such additional subcommittees as it deems necessary to achieve the objectives and intent of the Research Program.
Reporting. Each Party shall keep the JSC informed on the status and progress of the activities under the Research Program then currently ongoing under a Research Plan, including delivering quarterly written updates of its progress under the Research Plan to the JSC at least one (1) week in advance of each JSC meeting.
Meetings. During the performance of the Research Plan by Penn, the JSC will meet at least quarterly. Following the completion of Penn’s performance of the Research Plan, the Parties may agree to meet to discuss items previously addressed by the JSC. The JSC may meet in person, by videoconference or by teleconference. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at least two (2) meetings per Calendar Year will be in person unless the parties mutually agree in writing to waive such requirement. In-person JSC meetings will be held at locations alternately selected by Penn and by Licensee; provided, however, that Licensee shall reimburse Penn for its JSC representatives’ reasonable out-of-pocket travel costs in connection with attending such in-person JSC meeting at a location other than in Philadelphia. Meetings of the JSC will be effective only if at least one representative from each Party is present or participating in such meeting. The JSC shall keep accurate minutes of its deliberations which shall record all proposed decisions and all actions recommended or taken. The secretary of the JSC (as appointed by the members of the JSC) shall be responsible for the preparation of draft minutes. Draft minutes shall be sent to all members of the JSC within ten (10) working days after each meeting and shall be approved, if appropriate, at the next meeting. All records of the JSC shall at all times be available to both Penn and Licensee.
Decision-Making. The representatives from each Party on the JSC will have, collectively, one (1) vote on behalf of that Party, and all decision making will be by unanimous consent of both Parties. If the JSC is unable to reach agreement on any issue or matter within the scope of the JSC’s decision-making authority, such disputed matter will be escalated to Licensee’s Chief Executive Officer and Penn’s Dean of Medicine or his designee, for discussion in good faith.
Joint Intellectual Property Committee.
Formation; Composition. Within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date, the Parties will establish a joint intellectual property oversight committee (the “Joint Intellectual Property Committee” or “JIPC”) comprised of an equal number of representatives from each Party. The JIPC may change its size from time to time by mutual consent of its members, provided that the JIPC will consist at all times of an equal number of representatives of each of Penn and Licensee, with at least one representative of Penn from the Penn Center for Innovation. Each Party may replace its JIPC representatives at any time upon written notice to the other Party.
Specific Responsibilities. The JIPC will discuss and make recommendations with respect to the intellectual property activities of the Parties related to Licensed Product research and development under the Research Plan in a manner that is consistent with the other terms of this Agreement, specifically with respect to the prosecution, maintenance, defense and enforcement of the Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights.
Meetings. The JIPC will meet at twice annually, unless the Parties mutually agree in writing to a different frequency. The JIPC may meet in person, by videoconference, or by teleconference. In-person JIPC meetings will be held at locations alternately selected by Penn and by Licensee; provided, however, that Licensee shall reimburse Penn for its JIPC representatives’ costs in connection with attending such in-person JSC meeting at a location other than Penn. Meetings of the JIPC will be effective only if at least one representative of each Party is present or participating in such meeting.
Decision-Making. The representatives from each Party on the JIPC will have, collectively, one (1) vote on behalf of that party, and all decision making will be by unanimous consent by the Parties. Disputes at the JIPC will be referred to the JSC for resolution.
Scope of Authority.
Each Party shall retain the rights, powers and discretion granted to it under this Agreement and no such rights, powers or discretion shall be delegated or vested in the JSC (or the JIPC) unless expressly provided in this Agreement or otherwise agreed by the Parties in writing. The JSC (and JIPC) shall not have the power to amend, modify or waive this Agreement or compliance with the terms of this Agreement. No decision of the JSC (or JIPC) shall conflict with the terms of this Agreement nor be in contravention of applicable law in any material respect.
LICENSES AND OTHER RIGHTS
LICENSES AND OTHER RIGHTS
Grant of License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Penn hereby grants to Licensee (the below rights under (a) through (c), the “License”).
(a)(i) an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing right and license, with the right to sublicense (subject to the provisions of Section 3.6), under Penn Patent Rights A and (ii) a non-exclusive, world-wide royalty-bearing right and license, with the right to sublicense (subject to the provisions of Section 3.6), under Licensed Know-How, in each case, to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, and import Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use during the Term;
(b) (i) an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing right and license, with the right to sublicense (subject to the provisions of Section 3.6), under Penn Patent Rights B and (ii) a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty bearing right and license, with the right to sublicense (subject to the provisions of Section 3.6) under Penn Patents Rights C and Manufacturing Patent Rights, in each case, to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, and import Designated Products for the Indication (on an elected Indication by Indication basis) in the Field of Use during the Term; and
(c) an exclusive, world-wide, royalty-bearing right and license, with the right to sublicense (subject to the provisions of Section 3.6) under Penn’s interest in Joint Patent Rights to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, and import products for any purposes within the Indications in the Field of Use during the Term.
Joint Patent Rights. Each Party hereby grants to the other Party a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable right and license, with the right to freely sublicense under the Joint Patent Rights, to make, have made, use sell, offer for sale and products and services other than products and services for the Indications in the Field of Use.
Research License to Penn. Licensee will grant to Penn a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license (a) under [***] the “Amicus Technology”) solely for purposes of performing Penn’s obligations under a Research Program in accordance with the Research Plan and the terms of this Agreement and (b) under (i) the Licensee Data and (ii) new inventions reduced to practice by Licensee in the performance of the Research Program, in the case of each of (i) and (ii), to the extent Controlled by Amicus and solely during the Exclusivity Period and solely for purposes of performing internal, non-commercial research in the Wilson Lab. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Amicus Technology expressly excludes any Joint Patent Rights. For clarity, internal, non-commercial research includes performance of activities funded by a government entity or non-commercial Third Party (so long as such non-commercial third party does not obtain any commercial right in or to any data, results, inventions or other intellectual property arising in connection with the relevant funded activities). Amicus Technology will remain the exclusive property of Licensee. Penn shall use the Amicus Technology solely in the conduct of the Research Program in accordance with the Research Plan and the term of this Agreement. Penn shall not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any Amicus Technology, nor attempt or assist any Third Party to do the foregoing. Amicus Technology is provided “as is” with no warranty, express, implied or statutory, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, title, non-infringement, exclusivity or fitness for a particular purpose.
Retained Rights. Notwithstanding the License, Penn retains the right under the Penn Patent Rights to (a) conduct educational, research and clinical / patient care activities itself (including sponsored research) and (b) authorize non-commercial third parties to conduct education, non-commercial research and clinical / patient activities, in each case of subpart (a) and (b) related to the Indications in the Field of Use; provided however that Penn shall not have the right to use or authorize the use of any Licensed Product for an Indication that is under active clinical testing or being sold by Licensee in the conduct of clinical or patient care activities without Licensee’s consent.
U.S. Government Rights. The License is expressly subject to all applicable provisions of any license to the United States Government executed by Penn and is subject to any overriding obligations to the United States Federal Government under 35 U.S.C. §§200-212, applicable governmental implementing regulations, and the U.S. Government sponsored research agreement or other guidelines, including that products that result from intellectual property funded by the United States Federal Government that are sold in the United States be substantially manufactured in the United States. If so requested by Licensee, Penn shall reasonably cooperate with and assist Licensee to seek and obtain a waiver from the appropriate Regulatory Authorities with respect to such manufacturing requirement.
Grant of Sublicense by Licensee.
Penn grants to Licensee the right to grant and authorize sublicenses, in whole or in part, under the License (each, a “Sublicense”) subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and specifically this Section 3.6. The term Sublicense shall include any grant of rights under the License by a Sublicensee to any downstream Third Party to develop, manufacture, use or sell a Licensed Product, such downstream Third Party shall also be considered a Sublicensee for the purposes of this Agreement.
Licensee will have the right to extend any and all of its rights under this Agreement to its Affiliate (subject to such Affiliate agreeing in writing with Licensee to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement to the extent applicable to such Affiliate) without the consent of Penn; provided that Licensee will be responsible for the conduct of any such Affiliate under the Agreement to the same extent as if such activities had been undertaken by Licensee itself.
Licensee will have the right to grant Sublicenses to a Third Party (and their Affiliates), without the consent of Penn. For clarity, except for Sublicenses granted to Service Provider Sublicensees pursuant to Section 3.6.4 below, this provision permits only a single-tier of sublicensing to a Third Party (and its Affiliates) for Sale of a Licensed Product.
Licensee, Sublicensee and each of their respective Affiliates may also, without Penn’s consent, engage Third Party service providers (and grant Sublicenses within the scope of the License to such Persons) solely to perform activities for the benefit of or on behalf of Licensee or such Sublicensee or Affiliate, as the case may be (each a “Service Provider Sublicensee”). Licensee shall remain responsible to Penn for all activities of such Service Provider Sublicensee to the same extent as if such activities had been undertaken by Licensee itself.
Each Sublicense Document will (a) be issued in writing, (b) to the extent applicable, include all of the rights of Penn and require the performance of obligations due to Penn (and, if applicable, the U.S. Government under 35 U.S.C. §§200-212) contained in this Agreement and (c) to the extent applicable, include the following terms and conditions:
Reasonable record keeping, audit and reporting obligations sufficient to enable Licensee and Penn to reasonably verify the payments due to Penn as a result of such Sublicense and to reasonably monitor such Sublicensee’s progress in developing and/or commercializing Licensed Product.
Infringement and enforcement provisions that do not conflict with the restrictions and procedural requirements imposed on Licensee and do not provide greater rights to Sublicensee than as provided in Section 6.3.
Confidentiality provisions with respect to Confidential Information of Penn provided to a Sublicensee consistent with the obligations on Licensee in Article 8 of this Agreement.
Covenants by Sublicensee that are equivalent to those made by Licensee in Section 8.3.
A requirement of indemnification of Penn by Sublicensee that is equivalent to the indemnification of Penn by Licensee under Section 9.1 of this Agreement.
A requirement of obtaining and maintaining insurance by Sublicensee that is equivalent to the insurance requirement of Licensee under Section 9.2 of this Agreement, including coverage under such insurance of Penn as provided in Section 9.2.
Restriction on use of Penn’s names etc. consistent with Section 11.4 of this Agreement.
A requirement of antidiscrimination by Sublicensee no less stringent than that provided in Section 11.5 of this Agreement.
A requirement that Penn is a third party beneficiary of such Sublicense solely with respect to the rights of Penn and the performance obligations owed to Penn as required hereunder.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to Service Provider Sublicensees, the items set forth in subsections (a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i) may need not be included in the relevant Sublicense Document to the extent such is not applicable.
Within thirty (30) days after of the execution of a Sublicense Document, Licensee shall provide a complete and accurate copy of such Sublicense Document (which may be redacted with respect to matters unnecessary to show compliance herewith, provided that in no event will any financial information be redacted) to Penn, in the English Language. Penn’s receipt of a Sublicense Document, however, will constitute neither an approval nor disapproval of the Sublicense Document nor a waiver of any right of Penn or obligation of Licensee under this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon Penn’s request, Licensee will provide an unredacted copy of any Sublicense Document to Penn’s outside counsel to confirm compliance herewith, and such outside counsel shall not provide such Sublicense Document to Penn.
No Implied License. Each Party acknowledges that the rights and licenses granted in this Agreement are limited to the scope expressly granted. Accordingly, except for the rights expressly granted under this Agreement, no right, title, or interest of any nature whatsoever is granted whether by implication, estoppel, reliance, or otherwise, by either Party to the other Party. All rights with respect to any know-how, patent or other intellectual property right rights that are not specifically granted herein are reserved to the owner thereof.
Issue Fee. In partial consideration of the rights and licenses granted to Licensee under this Agreement, within [***] following the Effective Date, Licensee shall pay Penn a non-refundable and non-creditable license issue fee of Seven Million US Dollars ($7,000,000). Such payment will be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds into the account specified in Section 4.5.
Alliance Management Fee. During the Research Term, Licensee shall pay the Penn Center for Innovation an annual alliance management fee of [***] per year within [***] following the Effective Date and each one-year anniversary thereof. For clarity, the amount of the alliance management fee will be paid only once per year (not once per Indication) and will not exceed [***] in any year and would not be payable in any year in which a License Maintenance Fee is also payable.
License Maintenance Fee. Following expiration of the Research Term and until the expiration of the first Royalty Term in the first Major Market for a Licensed Product, Licensee shall pay Penn a non-refundable and annual maintenance fee of [***] for the first and second year after the anniversary of the Research Term expiration date and [***] for the third year after the anniversary of the Research Term expiration date and on each anniversary thereafter (“License Maintenance Fee”). The License Maintenance Fee payment obligation shall only be creditable against royalties owed to Penn in the year such License Maintenance Fee was paid (there shall be no carry forward credit on License Maintenance Fees paid). For clarity, the amount of the License Maintenance Fee will be paid only once per year (not once per Indication).
New Indication Option Payment. Within [***] following Licensee’s exercise of the New Indication Options, Licensee will pay to Penn a non-refundable, non-creditable payment in the amount of [***] by wire transfer of immediately available funds (“New Indication Option Fee”) pursuant to Section 4.5 below.
As additional consideration for the License, Licensee will pay Penn the following milestone payments (each, a “Development Milestone Payment”) upon the achievement of the first Licensed Product to achieve the corresponding milestone for each Indication (each, a “Development Milestone”), whether achieved by Licensee or an Affiliate or Sublicensee. Licensee shall promptly notify Penn in writing of the achievement of any such Development Milestone and Licensee shall pay Penn in full the corresponding Development Milestone Payment within [***] days of such achievement. For clarity, each Development Milestone Payment is non-refundable, non-creditable and is not an advance against Royalties due to Penn or any other amounts due to Penn.
Development Milestone (payable once per Indication)
Milestone Payment (in U.S. dollars)
Total Development Milestones per Indication
Each time a Development Milestone [***] in the table above is achieved for a Licensed Product for an Indication, then any other Development Milestone Payments with respect to earlier Development Milestones (i.e., Development Milestones [***] in the table above, as applicable) for that Indication that have not yet been paid will be due and payable together with the Development Milestone Payment for the relevant Development Milestone that is actually achieved. If Development Milestone [***] is achieved prior to the achievement any of Development Milestones [***], then Milestone Payments for Development Milestones [***] shall be due to the extent not previously paid.
Commercial Milestone Payments.
As additional consideration for the License, Licensee will pay Penn the following commercial milestone payments (each, a “Commercial Milestone Payment”) upon the achievement of the corresponding milestone (each, a “Commercial Milestone”), whether achieved by Licensee or an Affiliate or Sublicensee, or a combination of Licensee, Affiliate or Sublicensee, when cumulative worldwide Net Sales of Licensed Product(s) for an Indication reach the respective thresholds indicated below. Licensee shall notify Penn in writing of the achievement of any such Commercial Milestone within [***] following [***] in which such Commercial Milestone is achieved and Licensee shall pay Penn in full the corresponding Commercial Milestone Payment together with such notice. For clarity, each Commercial Milestone Payment is non-refundable, non-creditable and is not an advance against Royalties due to Penn or any other amounts due to Penn.
(payable once per Indication)
Cumulative Net Sales of Licensed Product for an Indication reaches $[***]
Cumulative Net Sales of Licensed Product for an Indication reaches $[***]
Cumulative Net Sales for Licensed Product for an Indication reaches $[***]
Total Commercial Milestone Payments to Penn for each Indication
Royalty. As further consideration for the License, on a Licensed Product-by-Licensed Product basis during the applicable Royalty Period Licensee shall pay to Penn a non-refundable, non-creditable royalty on worldwide Net Sales of Licensed Product (“Royalty”) as set forth below:
Annual Worldwide Net Sales of a Licensed Product
Less than $[***]
Greater than or equal to $[***] and less than or equal to $[***]
Greater than $[***]
For such purposes, “Annual Worldwide Net Sales” means the total Net Sales of the applicable Licensed Product in all countries in a particular Calendar Year.
Royalty Term. Licensee’s obligation to pay Penn the Royalty will continue on a country-by-country and Licensed Product-by-Licensed Product basis from the date of First Commercial Sale of such Licensed Product in a country until the latest of (a) the expiration or abandonment of the last Valid Claim within the Penn Patent Rights covering such Licensed Product in such country, (b) [***] after First Commercial Sale of such Licensed Product in such country, (c) the expiration of the Regulatory Exclusivity with respect to such Licensed Product; provided that if both the [***] period described in subpart (b) and the applicable Regulatory Exclusivity described in subpart (c) have both expired and there are only pending Valid Claims, but not any issued Valid Claim, in such country covering such Licensed Product on the date that is [***] after the First Commercial Sale of such Licensed Product in such country, the royalty term with respect to such Licensed Product shall expire on such date (such royalty period, the “Royalty Period”).
Calculations. Licensee must pay Royalties owed to Penn on a Calendar Quarter basis on or before the following dates:
[***] for any Sales that took place on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending December 31, of the prior Calendar Year;
[***] for any Sales that took place on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending March 31 of such Calendar Year;
[***] for any Sales that took place on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending June 30 of such Calendar Year; and
[***] for any Sales that took place on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending September 30 of such Calendar Year.
Penn Sublicense Income.
On a Licensed Product-by-Licensed Product basis, Licensee will pay to Penn the following percentage of Sublicense Income (“Penn Sublicense Income”) received by Licensee from a Sublicensee:
Stage in Licensed Product development for the applicable Indication at which Sublicense is granted by Licensee
Percent of Sublicense Income payable to Penn
Prior to [***] for the first Licensed Product for such Indication
After [***] for the first Licensed Product for such Indication and prior to [***] for the first Licensed Product for such Indication
After [***] for the first Licensed Product for an Indication
Licensee will make such payment to Penn on or before the following dates:
[***] for any Sublicense Income received by Licensee on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending December 31, of the prior Calendar Year;
[***] for any Sublicense Income received by Licensee on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending March 31 of such Calendar Year;
[***] for any Sublicense Income received by Licensee on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending June 30 of such Calendar Year; and
[***] for any Sublicense Income received by Licensee on or before the last day of the Calendar Quarter ending September 30 of such Calendar Year.
Mode of Payment and Currency. All payments to Penn hereunder shall be made by deposit of USD in the requisite amount to the “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and will be made by delivery to any one of the following:
For funding of the performance of the Research Program by Penn:
[***] (domestic wires)
(international wires only)
For all other payments to Penn under this Agreement:
By Check (direct mail):
By Check (lockbox):
The Trustees of the
The Trustees of the
[***] (domestic wires)
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
c/o Penn Center for Innovation
c/o Penn Center for Innovation
(international wires only)
PO Box 785546
Philadelphia, PA 19178-5546
3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6283
All amounts stated in and payments due under this Agreement shall be in USD. All Royalties payable shall be calculated first in the currency of the jurisdiction in which payment was made, and if not in the United States, then converted into USD. The exchange rate for such conversion shall be the average of the rate quoted in The Wall Street Journal for the last business day of each month in the Calendar Quarter for such Royalty payment made.
Royalty and Penn Sublicense Income Reports. Within [***] after the end of each Calendar Quarter, Licensee shall deliver to Penn a report (“Financial Report”) setting out sufficient details necessary to calculate the Royalty and Penn Sublicense Income due under this Article 4 for such Calendar Quarter, including:
Number of each Licensed Product Sold by Licensee, its Affiliates and Sublicensees in each country, the corresponding name of each such Licensed Product;
Gross sales, Net Sales of each Licensed Product made by Licensee, its Affiliates and Sublicensees;
Royalties due for the applicable period pursuant to Section 4.3;
Sublicense Income due for the applicable period pursuant to Section 4.4 and the calculation of Penn Sublicense Income;
The method and currency exchange rates (if any) used to calculate the Royalties and Penn Sublicense Income;
Date of First Commercial Sale of each Licensed Product in the United States (this need only be reported in the first royalty report following such First Commercial Sale in the United States).
Late Payments. In addition to any other remedies available to Penn, including the right to terminate this Agreement, any failure by Licensee to make a payment within [***] after the date when due shall obligate Licensee to pay computed interest, the interest period commencing on the due date and ending on the actual payment date, to Penn at a rate per annum equal to [***], or the highest rate allowed by Law, whichever is lower.
Default Payment. In the event of default in payment of any payment owing to Penn under the terms of this Agreement, and if it becomes necessary for Penn to undertake legal action to collect said payment, Licensee shall pay reasonable, documented legal fees and costs incurred in connection therewith.
Accounting. Each Party shall calculate all amounts, and perform other accounting procedures required, under this Agreement and applicable to it in accordance with GAAP.
Books and Records. Licensee will keep accurate books and records of all Licensed Products developed, manufactured, used or sold and all Sublicenses entered into by Licensee with respect to Penn Patent Rights. Licensee will preserve these books and records for at least [***] from the date of the Financial Report to which they pertain. Upon reasonable notice, not less than [***] days prior to the proposed date of review, books and records pertaining to the calculation of any Milestones, Royalties and Penn Sublicense Income due to Penn under this Agreement will be made reasonably available and will be open to examination by up to two (2) representatives or agents of Penn reasonably acceptable to Licensee (and to the extent such are not employees of Penn each of whom has executed an appropriate confidentiality agreement reasonably acceptable to Licensee that requires the representative or agent to keep any information learned by it confidential except as needed to report its audit conclusions to Penn) for no longer than one (1) business day during regular office hours to determine the accuracy of such books and records and assess Licensee’s compliance with the terms of this Agreement, provided that Licensee shall not have an obligation to provide such access more than once in any given twelve (12) month period nor more than [***] after the date of any record to be audited.
Audits. Penn, at its own cost, through an independent auditor reasonably acceptable to Licensee (and who has executed an appropriate confidentiality agreement reasonably acceptable to Licensee that requires the auditor to keep any information learned by it confidential except as needed to report its audit conclusions to Penn), may inspect and audit the relevant records of Licensee pertaining to the calculation of any Milestones, Royalties and Penn Sublicense Income due to Penn under this Agreement. Licensee shall provide such auditors with access to the records at Licensee’s principal place of business during reasonable business hours. Such access need not be given to any such set of records more often than once each Calendar Year nor more than [***] after the date of any report to be audited. Penn shall provide Licensee with written notice of its election to inspect and audit the records related to the Milestones and Royalties due hereunder not less than [***] prior to the proposed date of review of Licensee’s records by Penn’s auditors. Should the auditor establish any underpayment of Milestones, Royalties or Penn Sublicense Income by Licensee, Licensee shall (a) promptly pay Penn the amount of such underpayment; (b) shall reimburse Penn for the cost of the audit, if such underpayment equals or exceeds [***] of Milestones, Royalties or Penn Sublicense Income paid during the time period audited. If the auditor finds overpayment by Licensee, then Licensee shall have the right to deduct the overpayment from any future milestones or royalties due to Penn by Licensee or, if no such future milestones or royalties are payable, then Penn shall refund the overpayment to Licensee within [***] after Penn receives the audit report. Licensee may designate competitively sensitive information which such auditor may see and review but which it may not disclose to Penn; provided, however, that such designation shall not restrict the auditor’s investigation or conclusions.
Taxes. All payments made by Licensee to Penn under the Agreement shall be made free and clear of and without any deduction for or on account of any Taxes on or with respect to such payments.
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT, REGULATORY AFFAIRS; COMMERCIALIZATION
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT, REGULATORY AFFAIRS; COMMERCIALIZATION
Development Plan. Until the First Commercial Sale in a Major Market of the first Licensed Product for each Indication, Licensee shall provide Penn with a development plan for a Licensed Product for such Indication no later than December 1st of each year during the Term, commencing with the Calendar Year after the expiration of the Research Term. The development plan shall include a timeline for material clinical activities to be conducted by Licensee, its Affiliates and Sublicensees to support obtaining Regulatory Approvals for a Licensed Product in the Major Markets in each Indication.
Clinical. Licensee will consider in good faith using Penn as a study site for one or more Clinical Studies for a Licensed Product where Penn can reasonably demonstrate that Penn’s capabilities and costs are reasonably comparable to other potential study sites. If Penn (in its sole discretion) is willing and able to conduct a Clinical Study for a Licensed Product developed under the Research Program, the Parties will negotiate a separate clinical trial agreement and a separate clinical trial budget prior to initiation of such clinical trial. For clarity, any Clinical Study funding by Licensee shall be separate and in addition to the Research Support Amount.
Commercialization. As between the Parties, Licensee will have sole responsibility for and sole decision-making over all commercialization activities of the Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use, and will be solely responsible for the associated costs of such commercialization activities.
Manufacturing. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or in the Research Plan, as between the Parties, Licensee will have responsibility for and decision-making authority over all manufacturing activities and associated costs for the clinical development (including cGMP manufacturing for clinical trials) and commercialization of the Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use post-DTP for each such Licensed Product. Penn will have sole responsibility and sole decision-making authority over manufacturing activities for pre-clinical manufacturing, at Licensee’s cost.
As between the Parties, Licensee will have responsibility for and decision-making over regulatory activities for the Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use. As between the Parties, Licensee will have the right to conduct all communications with Regulatory Authorities, including all meetings, conferences and discussions (including advisory committee meetings), with regard to Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use. Licensee will lead and have control over preparing and submitting all INDs, BLAs and other material regulatory filings related to the Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use, including all applications for Regulatory Approval, provided, however, that Licensee shall provide Penn with copies of all such applications for Regulatory Approval prior to submission. As between the Parties, Licensee will own any and all applications for Regulatory Approvals (including INDs), Regulatory Approvals, and other regulatory filings related to the Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use which will be held in the name of Licensee or its designees.
At Licensee’s reasonable request and expense, Penn (through Dr. Wilson and other Wilson Lab personnel) shall reasonably cooperate with and assist Licensee (or its designee) in connection with interactions with Regulatory Authorities relating to Licensed Products for the Indications in the Field of Use. In addition, Licensee will keep Penn reasonably informed of the progress of such regulatory interactions and, upon request but not more than twice per Calendar Year, Licensee will provide to Dr. Wilson (or another designated Wilson Lab personnel), on a confidential basis, a copy of any material regulatory filings or correspondence to or from the FDA or EMA with respect to a Licensed Product for an Indication. Licensee will consider any reasonable comments provided on a timely basis by Dr. Wilson (or such Wilson Lab personnel).
General Diligence. Licensee (itself and/or through its Affiliates or Sublicensees) shall use Commercially Reasonable Efforts to actively develop and, following Regulatory Approval, to commercialize, in the Major Markets one Licensed Product for each Indication in the Field of Use.
Structured Development Diligence Events. Licensee shall to achieve each of the following Diligence Events for each Indication by the corresponding Achievement Date:
[***] for a Licensed Product for each Indication
[***] after DTP for a Licensed Product for the applicable Indication
[***] for a Licensed Product for each Indication
[***] after DTP for a Licensed Product for the applicable Indication
[***] for a Licensed Product for each Indication [***]
[***] after DTP for a Licensed Product for the applicable Indication
Licensee may extend any Achievement Date for a Diligence Event (and all subsequent Diligence Events) by [***] increments, but not more than [***] per Indication, by making a [***] payment per extension to Penn prior to the expiration of the Achievement Date for such Diligence Event. [***].
After performance of the Research Plan by Penn but prior to the First Commercial Sale of a Licensed Product for an Indication, Licensee on an annual basis, but in no event later than June 1st of each Calendar Year, shall submit to Penn a progress report (each, a “Progress Report”) summarizing Licensee’s (and any Affiliates’ and Sublicensees’) material activities related to the development of all Licensed Products for each Indication directed to obtaining of Regulatory Approvals necessary for commercialization of Licensed Products in the Major Markets.
Each Progress Report must include all of the following for each annual period:
Update on the status of material pre-clinical work and Clinical Studies involving a Licensed Product, as well as the status of any IND and/or BLA filings for a Licensed Product; and
Anticipated dates for receipt of Regulatory Approval for a Licensed Product in the Major Markets.
Patent Filing Prosecution and Maintenance.
Penn will use diligent efforts to file, and thereafter prosecute in good faith and maintain, a Patent Right(s), which would be included in Penn Patent Rights A, claiming the Designated Product for each Indication and the use of such Designated Product for the Indication. Penn Patent Rights will be held in the name of Penn and obtained with counsel selected by Penn and reasonably acceptable to Licensee (“Patent Counsel”). Penn shall control all actions and decisions with respect to the filing, prosecution and maintenance of Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights in close coordination with Licensee via discussions at the JIPC and, in any event, Penn will consider any reasonable comments or suggestions by Licensee with respect to same; provided, however, that with respect to Penn Patent Rights A claiming solely a Designated Product applicable to the Indications in the Field of Use (“Product-Specific Patent Rights”) and Joint Patent Rights, Penn shall have an obligation to consider in good faith and implement any reasonable comments provided by Licensee. Penn will instruct Patent Counsel to copy Licensee on all correspondence related to Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights (including copies of each patent application, office action, response to office action, request for terminal disclaimer, and request for reissue or reexamination of any patent or patent application) and to interact with Licensee with respect to the preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights. Penn has the right to take action to preserve rights and minimize cost whether or not Licensee has commented, and will use all reasonable efforts to not allow any Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights for which Licensee is licensed and is underwriting the costs to lapse or become abandoned without Licensee’s written authorization under this Agreement, except for filing of continuations, divisionals, or the like that substitute for the lapsed application, provided that, Penn shall have no requirement to file, prosecute, or maintain Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights if Licensee is not current with the Patent Cost obligations as set forth in this Agreement. For the purposes of this Agreement, “maintenance” of the Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights includes inter parties patent review proceedings before the USPTO or a similar patent administration outside the US. For further clarity, validity challenges raised in infringement litigation will be handled per Section 6.3, Infringement.
The Parties shall discuss and agree at the JIPC the countries in which Patents within the Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights will be filed. Licensee has the right to request any additional country filing for Penn Patent Rights A and Joint Patent Rights via a written request to Penn ninety (90) days prior to the deadline set by the patent office in the territory in which filing is to take place (“Prosecution Request”). The absence of a given Prosecution Request by such deadline will be considered an election not to secure the Patent Rights associated with the specific phase of patent prosecution in such territory, and such patent application(s) and patent(s) (“Carve-Out Patent Rights”) will not be part of Penn Patent Rights and therefore not subject to this Agreement, including the License, and Licensee will have no further rights or license to them.
For Penn Patent Rights B, Penn Patent Rights C and Manufacturing Patent Rights, Penn will instruct Patent Counsel to copy Licensee on all correspondence (including copies of each patent application, office action, response to office action, request for terminal disclaimer, and request for reissue or reexamination of any patent or patent application), to interact with Licensee with respect to the preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance, and to consider any reasonable comments or suggestions by Licensee with respect to same.
Licensee shall also have the right, on a Penn Patent Right-by-Penn Patent Right basis, to elect not to continue to reimburse Penn for the Patent Costs with respect to any Penn Patent Right(s), which election may be made by Licensee upon sixty (60) days prior written notice to Penn. If Licensee makes such election and delivers such notice to Penn, following the expiration of such sixty (60) day period, Licensee shall have no further obligation to pay Ongoing Patent Costs with respect to any Penn Patent Rights identified in such a notice and such Patents shall thereafter be excluded from the Penn Patent Rights.
Subject to Section 6.2.3, on the Effective Date, Licensee will reimburse Penn for all documented out-of-pocket costs for the filing, prosecution and maintenance of Penn Patent Rights and Joint Patent Rights, including all accrued and documented attorney fees, expenses, official and filing fees (“Patent Costs”), incurred prior to the Effective Date or the date at which such Patent Rights are added to the License (as applicable), which have not otherwise been reimbursed by other licensees of such Penn Patent Rights (“Historic Patent Costs”).
Licensee will bear all Patent Costs incurred during the Term (“Ongoing Patent Costs”). For Penn Patent Rights licensed by Penn to more than one licensee, Licensee shall be responsible for payment to Penn of a pro rata share of such documented Ongoing Patent Costs based on the number of licensees for such Penn Patent Rights. No later than sixty (60) days prior to the end of each Calendar Year during the Term, Penn shall provide to Licensee, a good faith estimate and budget for the Ongoing Patent Costs anticipated to be incurred for the next Calendar Year and, to the extent applicable, Licensee’s proportionate share of such Ongoing Patent Costs.
Licensee shall pay in advance the Patent Counsel’s estimated costs for undertaking material patent actions before Penn authorizes the Patent Counsel to proceed (“Advance Payment”). Notwithstanding whether Licensee makes an Advance Payment for any patent action, Licensee shall bear its pro rata share (based on the based on the number of licensees for such Penn Patent Rights) of all Patent Costs incurred during the Term and shall pay such amounts within [***] of receipt of invoice for such patent actions. For clarity, the term “Patent Costs” means and includes Historic Patent Costs and Ongoing Patent Costs.
If either Party believes that an infringement by a Third Party with respect to any Penn Patent Right is occurring or may potentially occur, the knowledgeable Party will provide the other Party with (a) written notice of such infringement or potential infringement and (b) evidence of such infringement or potential infringement (the “Infringement Notice”). During the period in which, and in the jurisdiction where, Licensee has exclusive rights under this Agreement, subject to Licensee’s right to institute suit for patent infringement pursuant to Section 6.3.2 if infringing activity of potential commercial significance has not been abated within [***] following the date the Infringement Notice for such activity was provided, neither Penn or Licensee will notify such a Third Party (including the infringer) of infringement or put such Third Party on notice of the existence of Penn Patent Rights without first obtaining the written consent of the other Party. If Licensee puts such infringer on notice of the existence of any Penn Patent Right without the prior written consent of Penn prior to the expiration of such [***], then Licensee’s right to initiate a suit under Section 6.3.2 below will terminate immediately without the obligation of Penn to provide notice to Licensee. Both Penn and Licensee will use their diligent efforts to cooperate with each other to terminate any such infringement without litigation.
If infringing activity of potential commercial significance has not been abated within [***] following the date the Infringement Notice for such activity was provided, then during the period in which, and in the jurisdiction where, Licensee is the sole licensee for certain Penn Patent Rights A and the infringement is a competing product to a Licensed Product, Licensee may institute suit for patent infringement of such Penn Patent Rights A against the infringer. Penn may voluntarily join such suit at its own expense, but may not thereafter commence suit against the infringer for the acts of infringement that are the subject of Licensee’s suit or any judgment rendered in such suit. If in a suit initiated by Licensee, Penn is involuntarily joined other than by Licensee, then Licensee will pay any documented costs incurred by Penn arising out of such suit, including any documented legal fees of counsel that Penn selects and retains to represent it in the suit. Licensee shall be free to enter into a settlement, consent judgment or other voluntary disposition, provided that any settlement, consent judgment or other voluntary disposition that (i) limits the scope, validity or enforcement of Penn Patent Rights A or (ii) admits fault or wrongdoing on the part of Penn must be approved in advance by Penn in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed). Licensee’s request for such approval shall include complete copies of proposed settlement documents, a summary of such settlement, and any other information material to such settlement that is reasonably requested by Penn. Penn shall provide Licensee notice of its approval or denial within thirty (30) days of any request for such approval by Licensee, provided that (x) in the event Penn wishes to deny such approval, such notice shall include a detailed written description of Penn’s reasonable objections to the proposed settlement, consent judgment, or other voluntary disposition and (y) Penn shall be deemed to have approved of such proposed settlement, consent judgment, or other voluntary disposition in the event it fails to provide such notice within such thirty (30) day period in accordance herewith.
If, within [***] following the date of a request to do so from Penn, infringing activity of potential commercial significance has not been abated and if Licensee has not brought suit against the infringer, then Penn may institute suit for patent infringement against the infringer. If Penn institutes such suit, then Licensee may not join such suit without the prior written consent of Penn (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and may not thereafter commence suit against the infringer for the acts of infringement that are the subject of Penn’s suit or any judgment rendered in such suit.
Notwithstanding Sections 6.3.2 and 6.3.3, in the event that any Penn Patent Rights A are infringed by a Third Party and any of the infringed Penn Patent Rights A are also licensed by Penn to a Third Party, prior to any enforcement action being taken by either Party regarding such infringement, the JIPC shall discuss and determine how to handle such infringement by such Third Party.
Any recovery or settlement received in connection with any suit will first be shared by Penn and Licensee equally to cover any litigation costs each incurred (to the extent not previously reimbursed) and next shall be paid to Penn or Licensee to cover any litigation costs it incurred in excess of the litigation costs of the other (to the extent not previously reimbursed). Any remaining recoveries shall be allocated as follows:
For any portion of the recovery or settlement, other than for amounts attributable and paid as enhanced damages for willful infringement:
for any suit that is initiated by Licensee and in which Penn was not a party in the litigation, Penn shall receive [***] of the recovery and the Licensee shall receive the remainder; and
for any suit that is initiated by the Licensee or Penn and that the other Party joins voluntarily (but only to the extent such voluntary joining is allowed under this Agreement or expressly by the other Party in a separate agreement) or involuntarily, the non-initiating party’s percentage of the total litigation costs incurred by Penn and Licensee, but in no event shall the non-initiating Party receive less than [***] of such recovery, while the initiating party shall receive the remainder, and in no case shall Penn receive less than [***] of such recovery.
For any portion of the recovery or settlement paid as enhanced damages for willful infringement:
for any suit that is initiated by Licensee or Penn and the other Party voluntarily but only to the extent such voluntary joining is allowed under this Agreement or expressly by the other Party in a separate agreement) or involuntarily, the initiating party shall receive [***] and the non-initiating shall receive the remainder; and
for any suit that is initiated by Licensee and in which Penn was not a party in the litigation, Penn shall receive [***] and Licensee shall receive the remainder.
For any portion of the recovery or settlement received in connection with any suit that is initiated by Penn and in which Licensee was not a party in the litigation, any recovery in excess of litigation costs will belong to Penn.
Each Party will reasonably cooperate and assist with the other in litigation proceedings instituted hereunder but at the expense of the Party who initiated the suit (unless such suit is being jointly prosecuted by the Parties). For clarity, such requirement does not require a Party to join a suit unless otherwise specifically required under this Agreement. If Penn is subjected to third party discovery related to the Penn Patent Rights or Licensed Products licensed to Licensee hereunder, Licensee will pay Penn’s documented out-of-pocket expenses with respect to same.
Penn shall keep Licensee reasonably informed of the initiation and status of any action to enforce any Penn Patent Rights A, Penn Patent Rights B, Penn Patent Rights C or Manufacturing Patent Rights pertaining to the Indications or a Licensed Product.
Defense. Each Party shall have the right to defend any adversarial legal proceeding brought against it, and the Parties shall reasonably cooperate with one another regarding such defense, provided that such right of defense does not include any right to bring infringement actions (including counterclaims) with respect to Penn Patent Rights except as expressly set forth herein or as otherwise agreed by the Parties.
Patent Marking. Licensee shall place in a conspicuous location on any Licensed Product (or its packaging where appropriate and practicable) made or sold under this Agreement a patent notice in accordance with the Laws concerning the marking of patented articles where such Licensed Product is made or sold, as applicable.
Ownership of Inventions. Ownership of any inventions or other intellectual property generated in the conduct of the Research Program or otherwise under this Agreement will be determined in accordance with United States patent law or other applicable intellectual property law. For clarity, (a) inventions conceived and reduced to practice solely by Penn inventors will be solely owned by Penn, (b) inventions conceived and reduced to practice solely by Licensee inventors will be solely owned by Licensee, and (c) inventions jointly conceived and reduced to practice by both Penn and Licensee inventors will be jointly owned by Penn and Licensee.
Confidential Information. Licensee shall not disclose Confidential Information to Penn unless it is reasonably necessary to the performance of the Research Program or otherwise required to perform Licensee’s obligations under this Agreement. Except to the extent expressly authorized by this Agreement or otherwise agreed in writing, the Parties agree that, during the Term and for ten (10) years thereafter, the receiving Party (the “Receiving Party”) and its Affiliates will keep confidential and will not publish or otherwise disclose or use for any purpose any Confidential Information, which is disclosed to it by the other Party (the “Disclosing Party”) or its Affiliates or otherwise made available to a Receiving Party in the course of performing its obligations or exercising its rights under this Agreement. A Receiving Party shall also have the right to disclose the disclosing Party’s Confidential Information to those of the Receiving Party’s and its Affiliates’ employees, agents and/or consultants who have a need to know such Confidential Information to perform its obligations or exercise its rights under this Agreement; and who have entered into a written agreement with the Receiving Party (or its relevant Affiliate) to be bound by the obligations of confidentiality and non-use at least as protective of such Confidential Information as set forth in this Article 7. In the case of Licensee as the Receiving Party, Licensee and its Affiliates shall have the right to use and disclose Confidential Information of Penn: for the purpose of developing, seeking and obtaining Regulatory Approval for, making, having made, using, selling, offering for sale and/or otherwise commercializing Licensed Products under the License; and to actual and potential Third Party service providers, sublicensees, other sources of financing and/or acquirers or others on a need-to-know basis under appropriate conditions of confidentiality.
Disclosures Required by Law. In the event a Party is required to make a disclosure under Law or regulation, the order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or other Governmental Body within or outside the United States (including by reason of any securities offering by Licensee), or any stock exchange or listing entity, a Receiving Party shall provide prompt written notice to the Disclosing Party and take all reasonable steps to limit the extent of the disclosure and obtain confidential treatment for any remaining required disclosure.
Penn Intellectual Property. In order to preserve the patentability of Penn intellectual property and to preserve Penn’s publication rights, Licensee shall maintain Penn Patent Rights, Research Results and Confidential Information provided by Penn pursuant to the Research Program (whether oral or written) as confidential and shall not disclose such Confidential Information to any Third Party except as permitted under this Article 7 until the publication of such information by Penn or until Penn provides Licensee with written verification that all desirable patentable inventions have been protected, whichever occurs sooner.
Licensee Intellectual Property. In order to preserve the patentability of Licensee’s intellectual property and otherwise to preserve Licensee’s rights therein and thereto, Penn shall maintain Amicus Technology and Confidential Information provided by Licensee pursuant to the Research Program or otherwise under this Agreement as confidential and shall not disclose such information to any Third Party except as expressly permitted under this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of this Agreement, all records maintained by Licensee described in Section 4.10 and all Amicus Technology, Progress Reports and Financial Reports provided by Licensee to Penn under this Agreement, as well as the sequence of any Designated Product, shall be Confidential Information of Licensee.
Publications. Penn shall have the first right to publish, present or otherwise disclose Research Results or other information and material resulting from the Research Program for any purpose; provided, however, that consistent with the Wilson Lab’s standard operating procedures for collaborations with commercial third parties, Penn shall provide Licensee the opportunity to review and comment on any proposed manuscripts or any other proposed public disclosure describing work developed under the Research Program that has not previously been disclosed, [***] prior to its submission for publication or first public disclosure for manuscripts and [***] prior to its submission or first public disclosure for abstracts and speaking engagements to (a) determine whether such contains any Licensee Confidential Information and (b) enable Licensee to identify any Penn intellectual property or joint intellectual property that it wishes Penn to file patent applications on or to seek other intellectual property protection for. If within the [***] or [***] review period (i) Licensee notifies Penn in writing that the Licensee requires deletion from the publication or presentation of Licensee Confidential Information, the Parties will cooperate to modify the disclosure to ensure Licensee Confidential Information is not disclosed or (ii) if Licensee requests in writing that publication or presentation be delayed to allow for patent filings or other intellectual property protection on certain items in the proposed publication or presentation, Penn shall delay the publication or presentation for up to [***] to allow for the filing of applicable patent applications.
REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS
REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS
Mutual Representations and Warranties. Each Party represents and warrants to the other Party that, as of the Effective Date:
such Party is duly organized and validly existing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization;
such Party has taken all action necessary to authorize the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the performance of its obligations under this Agreement;
this Agreement is a legal and valid obligation of such Party, binding upon such Party and enforceable against such Party in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, except as enforcement may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, fraudulent conveyance, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles; and
such Party has all right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement, to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
Representation of Penn. Penn hereby represents, as of the Effective Date, to Penn’s knowledge, Penn’s performance of the Research Program and/or grant of rights to Licensee under this Agreement does not directly conflict with any agreement with a Third Party.
Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties.
Other than the representations and warranties provided in Section 8.1 above, PENN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY, INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COMMERCIAL UTILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR TITLE FOR THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PATENT RIGHTS, LICENSE AND ANY LICENSED PRODUCT.
Furthermore, nothing in this Agreement will be construed as:
A representation or warranty by Penn as to the validity or scope of any Penn Patent Right;
A representation or warranty that anything made, used, sold or otherwise disposed of under the License is or will be free from infringement of patents, copyrights, trademarks or any other forms of intellectual property rights or tangible property rights of Third Parties;
Obligating Penn to bring or prosecute actions or suits against Third Parties for patent, copyright or trademark infringement; and
Conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or rights under any Patent Rights of Penn other than Penn Patent Rights as defined herein, regardless of whether such Patent Rights are dominant or subordinate to Penn Patent Rights.
Covenants of Licensee.
Licensee and its Affiliates will not, directly or indirectly (including where such is done by a Third Party on behalf of Licensee or its Affiliates) make any Challenge; provided, however, that if any Penn Patent Right is asserted against Licensee or its Affiliate, then such Licensee or its Affiliates is entitled to all and any defenses available to it including challenging the validity or enforceability of such Patent Right.
Licensee will comply in all material respects with all Laws that apply to its activities or obligations under this Agreement. For example, Licensee will comply with applicable United States export laws and regulations. The transfer of certain technical data and commodities may require a license from the applicable agency of the United States Government and/or written assurances by Licensee that Licensee will not export data or commodities to certain foreign countries without prior approval of the agency.
Licensee will not grant a security interest in the License or this Agreement.
INDEMNIFICATION; INSURANCE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
INDEMNIFICATION; INSURANCE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Indemnification by Licensee.
Licensee shall defend, indemnify and hold Penn and its respective trustees, officers, faculty, students, employees, contractors and agents (the “Penn Indemnitees”) harmless from and against any and all liability, damage, loss, cost or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including, without limitation, bodily injury, risk of bodily injury, death and property damage (collectively, “Liabilities”) to the extent arising out of Third Party claims or suits [***]:
the gross negligence, recklessness or wrongful intentional acts or omissions of Licensee, its Affiliates or Sublicensees and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, in the performance of the Licensee’s obligations or exercise of Licensee’s rights under this Agreement;
any material breach of this Agreement by Licensee;
the development, manufacturing or commercialization of Licensed Products (including commercial manufacturing, packaging and labeling of Licensed Products, and all product liability losses of a Licensed Product by or on behalf of Licensee or its Affiliates or Sublicensees; and
any enforcement action or suit brought by Licensee against a Third Party for infringement of Penn Patent Rights or Joint Patent Rights.
provided that Licensee’s obligations pursuant to this Section 9.1 shall not apply to the extent such Liabilities and Third Party claims or suits result or arise from [***].
As a condition to a Penn Indemnitee’s right to receive indemnification under this Section 9.1, Penn shall: (a) promptly notify Licensee as soon as it becomes aware of a claim or suit for which indemnification may be sought pursuant hereto; (b) fully cooperate, and cause the individual Penn Indemnitees to fully cooperate, with Licensee in the defense, settlement or compromise of such claim or suit; and (c) permit the Licensee to control the defense, settlement or compromise of such claim or suit, including the right to select defense counsel. In no event, however, may Licensee compromise or settle any claim or suit in a manner which (i) admits fault or negligence on the part of Penn or any other Penn Indemnitee; (ii) commits Penn or any other Penn Indemnitee to take, or forbear to take, any action, without the prior written consent of Penn, or (iii) grant any rights under the Penn Patent Rights except for Sublicenses permitted under Article 3. Penn shall fully cooperate, and cause the individual Penn Indemnitees to fully cooperate, with Licensee and its counsel in the course of the defense or settlement of any such suit, claim or demand, such cooperation to include without limitation providing or making available documents, information and witnesses.
Notwithstanding Section 9.1.2 above, a Penn Indemnitee shall be entitled to participate in, but not control, the defense of a Third Party claim or suit subject to indemnification under Section 9.1.1 above and to engage counsel of its own choice for such purpose; provided that such engagement shall be at such Penn Indemnitee’s own expense unless a bona fide conflict exists between Licensee and Penn or any other Penn Indemnitee with respect to a claim or suit subject to indemnification hereunder, such that representation by Licensee and Penn or such other Penn Indemnitee by the same legal counsel due to a misalignment of interests or would be prohibited under applicable law, ethical rules or equitable principles, in which case, Licensee will either pay any reasonable, documented out-of-pocket attorney’s fees and litigation expenses of such Penn Indemnitee directly or reimburse Penn within [***] of Licensee’s receipt of invoices for such fees and expenses.
In no event shall Licensee be liable under this Section 9.1 for any settlement, compromise or other disposition of a Third Party claim or suit for which a Penn Indemnitee seeks indemnification hereunder and that is reached without the prior written consent of Licensee, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed.
Licensee, at its sole cost and expense, must insure its activities in connection with the exercise of its rights under this Agreement and keep in force and maintain Commercial Form General Liability Insurance (contractual liability included) with at least the following limits:
Each occurrence $[***];
General aggregate $[***]
Prior to the commencement of clinical trials, if applicable, involving Licensed Product:
Clinical trials liability insurance $[***]
Prior to the First Commercial Sale of a Licensed Product:
Products liability insurance $[***]
Penn may review periodically the adequacy of the minimum amounts of insurance for each coverage required by this Section 9.2.1, and has the right to discuss with Licensee adjustments to such limits.
If the above insurance is written on a claims-made form, it shall continue for three (3) years following termination or expiration of this Agreement. The insurance shall have a retroactive date of placement prior to or coinciding with the Effective Date of this Agreement.
Licensee expressly understands, however, that the coverages and limits in Section 9.2.1 do not in any way limit Licensee’s liability or indemnification obligations. Licensee’s insurance will:
Be issued by an insurance carrier with an A.M. Best rating of “A” or better;
Provide for thirty (30) day advance written notice to Penn of any modification;
State that Penn is endorsed as an additional insured with respect to the coverages in Section 9.2.1; and
Include a provision that the coverages will be primary and will not participate with nor will be excess over any valid and collective insurance or program of self insurance carried or maintained by Penn.
Licensee must furnish to Penn with (a) valid certificate of insurance evidencing compliance with all requirements of this Agreement and (b) additional insured endorsements for Licensee’s applicable policies naming “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” as an additional insured. Licensee must furnish both documents within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date, once per year thereafter and at any time there is a modification in such insurance.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. [***], IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR OPPORTUNITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREIN OR ANY BREACH HEREOF; PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION 9.3 SHALL BE DEEMED TO LIMIT LICENSEE’S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 9.1.
TERM AND TERMINATION
TERM AND TERMINATION
Term. The term of this Agreement (the “Term”) shall commence on the Effective Date and, unless terminated sooner as provided below, shall continue in full force and effect on a country-by-country and Licensed Product-by-Licensed Product basis until [***]. Following expiration of the [***] (but not earlier termination) in a particular country, the license to Licensed Know-How in such country for Licensed Products for the applicable Indication in the Field of Use as set forth in Section 3.1 will become perpetual and fully paid-up.
Termination of the Agreement for Convenience. Subject to Section 10.4, Licensee may, at its convenience, terminate this entire Agreement or on an Indication-by-Indication basis, by providing at least [***] prior written notice to Penn of such intention to terminate.
Termination For Cause.
In the event Licensee fails to achieve any Diligence Event by the applicable Achievement Date (or as extended according to the terms of Section 5.7 hereto) other than due to a an Extension Event, Penn has the right and option to terminate this Agreement upon written notice to Licensee on an Indication-by-Indication basis for the Indication for which the Diligence Event has not been achieved, if Licensee has not cured such failure within [***] of written notice from Penn.
In addition to all other remedies available to it, Penn may terminate this Agreement upon [***] written notice if Licensee materially fails to comply with any Laws that apply to its activities or obligations under this Agreement and that can be remedied and Licensee fails to remedy such lack of compliance within such [***] period, (b) upon [***] written notice, if Licensee grants a security interest in this Agreement or any of the rights granted herein and does not revoke such grant prior to the expiration of such [***] period, or (d) upon written notice, if Licensee breaches Section 8.3.1 and does not withdraw or discontinue the applicable Challenge within [***] of such notice.
If either Party materially breaches any of its material obligations under this Agreement, the non-breaching Party may give to the breaching Party a written notice specifying the nature of the default, requiring it to cure such breach, and stating its intention to terminate this Agreement. If such breach is not cured within [***] of such notice (for non-payment), and [***] of such notice for all other material breaches, such termination shall become effective upon a notice of termination by the terminating Party thereafter; provide that if there is a good faith dispute as to the existence of a material breach, such [***] period may be extended by mutual agreement of the Parties to allow the Parties additional time to continue good faith discussions to resolve the dispute. To the extent Licensee’s material breach relates solely to an Indication, Penn’s right to terminate the Licensee’s rights under the Agreement will be limited to such Indication.
Either Party may terminate this Agreement, upon written notice if, at any time, the other Party files in any court or agency pursuant to any statute or regulation of any state, country or jurisdiction, a petition in bankruptcy or insolvency or for reorganization or for an arrangement or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee of such Party or of its assets, or if such Party proposes a written agreement of composition or extension of its debts, or if such Party is served with an involuntary petition against it, filed in any insolvency proceeding, and such petition is not dismissed within [***] after the filing thereof, or if such Party proposes or is a party to any dissolution or liquidation, or if such Party makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors of all or substantially all its assets (in each case, “Bankruptcy Action”).
Effects of Termination.
Notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement, the following provisions shall survive: Sections [***] and Articles [***].
Termination of this Agreement shall not relieve the Parties of any obligation or liability that, at the time of termination, has already accrued hereunder, or which is attributable to a period prior to the effective date of such termination. Termination of this Agreement shall not preclude either Party from pursuing all rights and remedies it may have hereunder or at Law or in equity with respect to any breach of this Agreement nor prejudice either Party’s right to obtain performance of any obligation.
If this Agreement is terminated for any reason, all outstanding Sublicenses (including all Sublicense Documents for each Sublicense) not in default shall survive, provided that each such Sublicensee agrees in writing to be bound by the applicable terms of this Agreement with respect to the activities of such Sublicensee under such Sublicensee. The duties and obligations of Penn under any surviving Sublicenses will not be greater than the duties of Penn under this Agreement, and the rights of Penn under any surviving Sublicenses will not be less than the rights of Penn under this Agreement, including all financial consideration and other rights of Penn.
Within [***] of termination of this Agreement or any Indication (other than termination by Licensee pursuant to Section 10.3.3 or 10.3.4), Licensee shall pay Penn any unpaid portion of the Research Support Amount, and all costs for commitments pertaining to the performance of the Research Plan (to the extent such costs are non-cancellable commitments incurred prior to the receipt, or issuance, by Penn of the notice of termination, and the cost of each employee, student and faculty member allocated to activities under the Research Plan during the Research Term, in each case, to the extent such costs are not included in the Research Support Amount).
Upon termination of this Agreement and subject to Section 10.3.3, Licensee, its Affiliates and Sublicensees whose rights do not survive termination of this Agreement will promptly cease selling the Licensed Product(s) subject to such termination. Each Party will return (or destroy, as directed by the other Party) all data, files, records and other materials containing or comprising the other Party’s Confidential Information with respect to this Agreement, except to the extent such Confidential Information is necessary or useful to conduct activities in connection with surviving portions of or rights pursuant to this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Parties will be permitted to retain one copy of such data, files, records, and other materials for archival and legal compliance purposes.
Relationship of the Parties. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be deemed, for financial, tax, legal or other purposes, to constitute a partnership, agency, joint venture, fiduciary or employer-employee relationship between the Parties. The Parties are independent contractors and at no time will either Party make commitments or incur any charges or expenses for or on behalf of the other Party.
Expenses. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, each Party shall pay its own expenses and costs incidental to the preparation of this Agreement and to the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby
Use of Names. Licensee, its Affiliates and Sublicensees may not use the name, logo, seal, trademark, or service mark (including any adaptation of them) of Penn or any Penn school, organization, employee, student or representative in any press release, advertising, promotional or sales literature, without the prior written consent of Penn. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Licensee may use the name of Penn in a non-misleading and factual manner solely in (a) executive summaries, business plans, offering memoranda and other similar documents used by Licensee for the purpose of raising financing, including for the operations of Licensee as related to a Licensed Product, or entering into commercial contracts with Third Parties, but in such case only to the extent necessary to inform a reader that the Penn Patent Rights has been licensed by Licensee from Penn, and (b) any securities reports required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other disclosures required under applicable Laws (including securities regulations).
No Discrimination. Neither Penn nor Licensee will discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, or veteran status.
Successors and Assignment.
The terms and provisions hereof shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
Neither Party may assign or transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations created hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other Party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, without Penn’s consent, Licensee shall have the right to assign any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement, or to transfer this Agreement, to: (a) any of its Affiliates, [***]; or (b) a Third Party in connection with a merger, acquisition of all or substantially all of the business or assets of Licensee(whether by sale of stock or assets), consolidation, change of control or other similar transaction; provided that such third party is bound by the terms of this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise.
Any assignment not in accordance with this Section 11.5 shall be null and void.
Further Actions. Each Party agrees to execute, acknowledge and deliver such further instruments and to do all such other acts as may be necessary or appropriate in order to carry out the purposes and intent of this Agreement.
Entire Agreement of the Parties; Amendments. This Agreement, the Exhibits and Appendices or Schedules hereto constitute and contain the entire understanding and agreement of the Parties respecting the subject matter hereof and cancel and supersede any and all prior negotiations, correspondence, understandings and agreements between the Parties, whether oral or written, regarding such subject matter. No waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of this Agreement shall be valid or effective unless made in a writing referencing this Agreement and signed by a duly authorized officer of each Party.
Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, excluding application of any conflict of laws principles that would require application of the law of a jurisdiction outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dispute Resolution. If a dispute arises between the Parties concerning this Agreement, then the Parties will confer, as soon as practicable, in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Prior to initiation of outside dispute resolution or termination of the Agreement for a material breach, each Party shall escalate such issue to the Chief Executive Officer of Licensee and Dean of Medicine for Penn and such parties will engage in good faith discussions with regard to the applicable dispute within fifteen (15) days. If the Parties are unable to resolve such dispute amicably through good faith discussion and such escalation within thirty (30) days, then either Party may submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state and Federal courts located in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Notices and Deliveries. Any notice, request, approval or consent required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and directed to a Party at its address or facsimile number shown below or such other address or facsimile number as such Party shall have last given by notice to the other Party. A notice will be deemed received: if delivered personally, on the date of delivery; if mailed, five (5) days after deposit in the United States mail; if sent via courier, one (1) business day after deposit with the courier service; or if sent via facsimile, upon receipt of confirmation of transmission provided that a confirming copy of such notice is sent by certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested.
with a copy to:
Penn Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania
3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6283
Attention: Managing Director
University of Pennsylvania
Office of General Counsel
133 South 36th Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246
Attention: General Counsel
with a copy to:
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1 Cedar Brook Drive
Cranbury, NJ 08512
12235 El Camino Real
San Diego CA 92130
Attention: General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Attention: Miranda Biven
Waiver. A waiver by either Party of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement in any instance shall not be deemed or construed to be a waiver of such term or condition for the future, or of any other term or condition hereof. All rights, remedies, undertakings, obligations and agreements contained in this Agreement shall be cumulative and none of them shall be in limitation of any other remedy, right, undertaking, obligation or agreement of either Party.
Severability. When possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be prohibited by or invalid under law, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of this Agreement. The Parties shall make a good faith effort to replace the invalid or unenforceable provision with a valid one which in its economic effect is most consistent with the invalid or unenforceable provision.
Interpretation. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” All references herein to Articles, Sections, Schedules and Exhibits shall be deemed references to Articles and Sections of, Schedules and Exhibits to, this Agreement unless the context shall otherwise require. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time. Unless the context otherwise requires, countries shall include territories. References to any specific Law or article, section or other division thereof, shall be deemed to include the then-current amendments or any replacement Law thereto.
Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, and all of which together will be deemed to be one and the same instrument. A facsimile or a portable document format (PDF) copy of this Agreement, including the signature pages, will be deemed an original.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, duly authorized representatives of the Parties have executed this Agreement as of the Effective Date.
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
AMICUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
By: /s/ John S. Swartley, PhD
By: /s/ John F. Crowley
Name: John S. Swartley, PhD
Name: John F. Crowley
Title: Associate Vice Provost for Research and Managing Director, Penn Center for Innovation
Title: Chairman and CEO
Read and Acknowledged:
By: /s/ Dr. James M. Wilson
Name: Dr. James M. Wilson
Title: Director, Gene Therapy Program
Research Program Budget
Research Program Budget