Doing Business With Us - Work-for-Other Agreement (WFOs)

Work-for-Other agreements are a mechanism through which industry can utilize the unique expertise and facilities at Berkeley Lab. In this type of arrangement the industrial sponsor pays 100% of the cost of the work to be performed by Berkeley Lab. Under many conditions, a company may take title to inventions created by Berkeley Lab under the WFO. Some key points in such arrangements include product, general and IP indemnification, advance payment requirements and the fact that Berkeley Lab may not compete with the private sector for such work. Berkeley Lab does not perform proprietary work and all results can be published by Berkeley Lab researchers.

To get additional information please contact Linda Nowell at LCNowell@lbl.gov or 510.486.6873.

Work-for-Others