عنوان مقاله [English]
In the present century known as age of technology, most countries and companies in order to achieve the higher technological levels are seeking to obtain technologies especially patents through contractual methods. Among the most common methods is the license agreement whereby the owner of patent in exchange for a consideration, grants a permission to exploit. Accordingly, analyzing complexities and legal aspects of contractual compensation specially royalty as the most common method of payment has crucial important. There are different issues around royalty such as determining of royalty as consideration, the royalty related obligations and the role of royalty in dissolving of license agreement, but this paper regarding the current legal and common commercial practices governing on patent license agreement, focuses only on determining aspects of royalty. The analysis and results of this research clarifies that for countries such Iran which want to utilize the patents of foreign corporations, relying on certain kind, basis and royalty rates which by their variable nature, stimulate the licensor to cooperate and support more and more, is closer to their interest.