The term "Related Party" can be ambiguous. For example, are parties related when one parties
owns only 10% interest, one party is an affiliate, one party is an employee, etc.;
and when did the parties become related, before or after the signing of the license agreement.
We are constrained by our sources of information as we do research on the intellectual property
(IP) agreement when our source doesn't disclose such information. We make a consorted
effort to reference any relationship between the Licensor and Licensee in the IP Grant
Section of our Licensed Property.
EXAMPLE: Related Party
"This Patent Royalty Agreement is entered into on January 7, 2015.
In this agreement, where the Licensor, individual, is the founder
and chief executive officer of the Licensee, the parties agreed for the Company to obtain patent ownership.
The patent disclosure related to methods and apparatus for accurately calculating
time with the MAC technology along with other components that can receive process
and communicate information to enable locating, identifying, and tracking physical
assets and data contained within the assets."