Banks, Hedge Funds Jump into Drug Deals

Abrams, Sandra Lea
August 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;8/22/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 33, p7
Trade Publication
This article reports that several universities in the U.S. has started selling their royalty rights for lump sum cash payments they can then pour back into their research efforts or use elsewhere. Earlier they realized value from its medical research by signing drug royalty licensing agreements with pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. According to Barry Evans, a partner at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, universities are being just as hungry as the companies themselves in trying to make a buck on their intellectual property.


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