Non-competition can also give rise to serious discussions and the parties should define how they want, if at all, to limit the rights of both parties to deal with similar technologies with third parties. When it comes to patents, there is a special reflection. Be careful to extend royalties beyond the term of the underlying patent, collect royalties that unfairly discriminate against certain groups, insert clauses that prohibit a licensee from challenging the validity of the underlying patent, or try to extend the underlying patent to prohibit acts of the buyer going beyond patent law. These acts may be contrary to law and/or public order. As in any agreement, the parties to a tech transfer agreement have different views on what makes an agreement advantageous for them. Options typically have a term of six months to one year and typically require both a pre-fee and a refund of the patent application for the duration of the option. Both parties must decide how personal the relationship with the other party is and whether assignments and sub-licenses of the technology or the agreement itself are allowed. Technology transfer and licensing play an important role in terms of progress and overall technology growth, which improves the country`s economy. Our country must focus on the growth of technology and its licensing, as well as on simultaneous transfer, for which an important strategy that focuses on new companies and different sectors of the market, and which also has repercussions on the younger generations of our country in terms of benefits arising from technology transfer and their licensing. . . .