Health Care Group Teleconference: Found Money? Monetization of a License Royalty Stream

June 20, 2007
Patrick O'Brien

Teleconference Overview

This teleconference will consider how the holder of a royalty bearing license can monetize the value of a royalty stream through either a sale or securitization of the future royalties. This technique is being used by many academic medical centers, research institutions and professors/inventors to fund immediate capital needs and mitigate risk. Our speakers will cover the types of royalty streams that can be monetized; monetization of a portion of the royalty stream, such as the inventors’ share; basic deal structure; the pros and cons of a sale vs. securitization; the importance of the underlying intellectual property; and common pitfalls. This teleconference is relevant for chief financial officers, treasurers, chief scientific officers, general counsel, professors/inventors, and pharmaceutical industry participants.

Ropes & Gray Speakers

Patrick  O'Brien
Patrick O'Brien
Retired Partner