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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Royalties and Their Monetization But Were Afraid to Ask

Each Venture Philanthropy transaction involves numerous complicated issues: governance, intellectual property ownership and licensing, termination, indemnification, and publication, among others, but the issue that encompasses the most negotiating time by far involves the amount of royalties to be paid by the awardee to the granting charity. The purpose of the series of questions and answers included in this article is to shorten that time, thereby putting the award to work on the underlying research faster, and to look forward to the day when the research is successful and the royalty can be monetized.