CERTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT, MARKED BY [***], HAS BEEN OMITTED BECAUSE IT IS BOTH (I) NOT MATERIAL AND (II) WOULD BE COMPETITIVELY HARMFUL IF PUBLICLY DISCLOSED.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 1, 2020
THIS CONSULTING AGREEMENT (the Agreement) is made as of the Effective Date set forth above by and between Design Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Client), and Marlinspike Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Consultant).
1. Engagement of Services. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Consultant agrees to render the services set forth on Exhibit A according to the schedule set forth therein, or as otherwise mutually agreed to by the parties (the Services).
2. Compensation. Client will pay Consultant the compensation set forth on Exhibit A for the Services. Consultant will be reimbursed only for expenses approved by the Client that Consultant has furnished such documentation as Client may reasonably request. Client will be invoiced for expenses on the last business day of each month of service and paid within 30 days thereafter. At the option of the Client, the Client may pay the Consultant semi-monthly. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Consultant will be paid for work which has been completed. Payment to Consultant of undisputed expenses will be due 30 days following Clients receipt of an invoice that contains accurate records of the work performed sufficient to document the invoiced expenses.
3. Ownership of Work Product. Consultant agrees that any and all Work Product (as defined below) shall be the sole and exclusive property of Client. Consultant hereby irrevocably assigns to Client all right, title and interest worldwide in and to any ideas, concepts, processes, discoveries, developments, formulae, information, materials, improvements, designs, artwork, content, software programs, other copyrightable works, and any other work product created, conceived or developed by Consultant (whether alone or jointly with others), for Client during the term of this Agreement, including all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other applicable intellectual property rights therein (the Work Product). For the avoidance of doubt, Consultant and Client acknowledge and agree that Work Product, as used in this Agreement, shall specifically exclude any ideas, concepts, processes, discoveries, developments, formulae, information, materials, improvements, designs, artwork, content, software programs, other copyrightable works, and any other work product created, conceived or developed by Consultant for any entity other than Client, including, without limitation, [***], provided, in each case, that Consultant does not breach its obligations under Section 5 below. Consultant retains no rights to use the Work Product following the term of this Agreement and agrees not to challenge the validity of Clients ownership of the Work Product. Consultant agrees not to use or incorporate into Work Product any intellectual property developed by any third party or by Consultant other than in the course of performing the Services for Client. As requested by the Client, and only with respect to Work Product, Consultant shall take all steps reasonably necessary to assist the Client, at Clients expense, in obtaining and enforcing in its own name rights to any such Work Product. Consultants obligation to assist the Client, at Clients expense, shall continue beyond the termination of Consultants relationship with the Client.
4. Independent Contractor Relationship. Consultants relationship with Client is that of an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement is intended to, or should be construed to, create a partnership, agency, joint venture or employment relationship between Client and any of Consultants employees or agents. Neither party is authorized to make any representation, contract or commitment on behalf of the other party. Consultant will not be entitled to any of the benefits that Client may make
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