Can A Startup Get A License Without Being Incorporated?

The startup must legally be incorporated to execute a license agreement Prior to that, if a prospective startup would be eligible for the Startup License, the founding faculty member can get an option to the technology without incorporation. For all other agreements, OCR must sign an agreement with a legal entity, not with individual inventor. Yale employees may not sign an agreement on behalf of the company nor have positions/titles at the company that imply a management role.

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