Legal Services and Intellectual Property

Legal Services and Intellectual PropertyDocument Review and Negotiation

We provide a broad range of services including Drafting and Negotiating the following::

  • Confidentiality Agreements / Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Clinical Trial Agreements 
  • Master Clinical Trial Agreements
  • Work Orders
  • Material Transfer Agreements – We are one of 490 signatories of the UBMTA. This means Material Transfer Agreements can be expedited when working with other signatories. 
  • Letters of Intent
  • Professional Service Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements

Documents are reviewed with  a focus on providing legal protection to Aurora, our Principal Investigators and the research subjects. 

If you are interested in contracting with the research institute please contact 414.219.7853.

Compliance

  • Contract – All documents and transactions are reviewed to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Documents must protect research subjects HIPAA rights. All transactionsare reviewed to make sure they do not violate the Stark Law, False Claims Act, and anti-kickback statues. 
  • Budget – Budget compliance starts with the Medicare Coverage Analysis which helps determine which procedures are billable to Medicare, Insurance and other third party payers and what will be billed to study subjects. The Medicare Coverage Analysis also helps prevent Aurora from submitting a false claim to the government. Proper billing codes are chosen and then the budget is created taking care to make sure no kickbacks are paid
  • All sponsor payments are compared to the Medicare coverage analysis to make sure we do not violate Medicare as Secondary Payer.

Finally the contract, budget and Informed consent are compared to make sure they match. 

Innovation and Technology Transfer

  • Innovation The research institute strives to bring cutting edge clinical treatments to our patients. Learn more about our current projects and collaborations and our accomplishments.
  • Technology TransferInstitute Business Services and Legal will work with principal investigators and researchers who have an invention or other form of intellectual property in taking their technologies to the commercial market.