This Collaboration Agreement involves
Title: COLLABORATION AGREEMENT
Governing Law: California Date: 3/8/2007
Industry: Biotechnology and Drugs Sector: Healthcare
[*] indicates that a confidential portion of the text of this agreement has been omitted.
This Collaboration Agreement (this " Agreement ") is dated as of November 1, 2006 (the " Effective Date ") and is made by and between Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a Japanese corporation having offices at 1-1, Doshomachi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-8645, Japan (hereinafter " Takeda "); and XOMA (US) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company having offices at 2910 Seventh Street, Berkeley, California 94710, USA (hereinafter " XOMA "). Takeda and XOMA are sometimes referred to herein individually as a " Party " and collectively as the " Parties ."
R E C I T A L S
WHEREAS, Takeda and XOMA are each in the business of, among other things, discovering and developing products for the prevention or treatment of human diseases and conditions;
WHEREAS, Takeda (a) has technology for and expertise in the identification and validation of targets for use in the discovery of such products, and has identified and validated, and continues to identify and validate, target antigens for use in the discovery of antibodies potentially useful for such purposes, and (b) has personnel with expertise in the development of such products;
WHEREAS, XOMA has technology for and expertise in the discovery, optimization, development and manufacturing of antibodies potentially useful for such purposes;
WHEREAS, Takeda and XOMA are interested in collaborating (a) in the discovery of antibodies to target antigens identified and validated by Takeda and (b) in the development of such antibodies for use in the prevention or treatment of human diseases and conditions;
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that XOMA will have primary responsibility for research and preclinical development activities relating to the target antigens that are the subject of the Parties’ collaboration, including antibody discovery, identification of antibodies suitable for supporting Investigational New Drug application filing(s) and the manufacturing of clinical trial material for such antibodies during their clinical development; and
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that Takeda will have primary responsibility for all activities relating to development and commercialization of Collaboration Products including without limitation the filing of Investigational New Drug applications, clinical development and the sales and marketing of Collaboration Products.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the covenants herein contained, the Parties hereto mutually agree as follows:
For purposes of this Agreement, the terms defined in this Article 1 shall have the respective meanings specified below:
1.1 " Additional Upfront Fee " has the meaning specified in Section 7.1 hereof.
1.2 " Adverse Drug Reaction " means any untoward medical occurrence in a patient or subject who is administered a Collaboration Product, the occurrence of which should be reported to one or more Regulatory Authorities in accordance with applicable Laws where the Collaboration Product is being administered to patients or subjects.
1.3 " Affiliate " means any corporation, company, partnership, joint venture and/or firm that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a Party to this Agreement. For purposes hereof, "control" means (a) in the case of a corporate entity, direct or indirect ownership of more than fifty percent (50%) of the stock or shares entitled to vote for the election of directors; (b) in the case of a non-corporate entity, direct or indirect ownership of more than fifty percent (50%) of the equity interests with the power to direct the management and policies of such non-corporate entity; or (c) possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of the entity in question (whether through ownership of securities or other ownership interests, by contract or otherwise). Notwithstanding the foregoing, TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. and its subsidiaries, TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc. and TAP Finance Inc., shall be deemed Affiliates of Takeda for purposes hereof so long as Takeda directly or indirectly owns fifty percent (50%) or more of the stock or shares entitled to vote for the election of directors thereof.
1.4 " Annual Maintenance Fee " has the meaning specified in Section 7.2 hereof.
1.5 " Antibody " means any immunoglobulin molecule whether in monospecific or any other form and shall include, without limitation, immunoglobulin fragments, such as Fv, Fab, F(ab’) and single-chain antibodies.
1.6 " Antibody Product " means any composition of matter or article of manufacture consisting essentially of an Antibody (a) alone or (b) integrally associated with a composition of matter or article of manufacture (including without limitation conjugates bound to a toxin, label or other moiety) providing therapeutic, half-life, safety or other advantages to the Antibody.
1.7 " Antibody Related Claim " has the meaning specified in Section 6.1.1 hereof.
1.8 " Applicable Interest Rate " has the meaning specified in Section 7.12 hereof.
1.9 " Bankruptcy Code " has the meaning specified in Section 14.3 hereof.
1.10 " Batch " means a specific volume, produced in a [*] or larger size bioreactor, of cell culture fluid processed through to bulk drug substance that is intended to have a uniform character and quality, within specified limits, and that is produced according to a single manufacturing order during the same cycle of manufacture.
1.11 " Batch Price " means the price associated with the production of each Batch (excluding FTE Costs for internal analytical testing as provided in Section 1.59 and Third Party costs as provided in Section 7.6.2) and, during the period from the Effective Date until December 31, 2006, shall be as follows: [*] for each [*] scale Batch; [*] for each [*] scale Batch; and [*] for each [*] scale Batch. Batch Prices shall be adjusted annually beginning January 1, 2007 by XOMA, [*].
1.12 " BLA " means a Biologics Licensing Application (as defined in the FDC Act) and any other equivalent marketing authorization application or other license, registration or application seeking approval from a Regulatory Authority to market a Collaboration Product in the Field in the Territory.
1.13 " Cancer " means a condition or disease primarily characterized by uncontrolled growth or spread of abnormal and anaplastic cells, metastases, neoplasm, malignant tumors and/or invasion by abnormal and anaplastic cells into tissues regardless of cause. For the avoidance of doubt, Cancer shall not include inflammation, infection or conditions characterized solely by hypertrophy or hyperplasticity of normal cells.
1.14 " cGMP Guidelines " means the FDA’s current good manufacturing practice guidelines as promulgated under the FDC Act and 21 C.F.R. (parts 210 and 211), and as further defined by FDA guidance documents, as amended from time to time.
1.15 " Change of Control " means a transaction or a series of related transactions (collectively, the " Transaction ") wherein the shareholders of a company or its parent company immediately before the Transaction do not retain immediately after the Transaction, in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of voting shares of such company or its parent company immediately before the Transaction, direct or indirect beneficial ownership of more than two-thirds (66.67%) of the total combined voting power of the outstanding voting shares of the company or the entity or entities to which the assets of the company were transferred (the " Transferee Corporation "), as the case may be. For purposes of the preceding sentence, indirect beneficial ownership shall include, without limitation, an interest resulting from ownership of the voting shares of one or more entities which, as a result of the Transaction, own the company or the Transferee Corporation(s), as the case may be, either directly or through one or more subsidiaries.
1.16 " Chiron Agreement " has the meaning specified in Section 1.17 hereof.
1.17 " Chiron Exclusivity Period " shall mean the exclusivity period provided for in Section 3.2 of the May 26, 2005 Research, Development and Commercialization Agreement between Chiron Corporation and XOMA (the " Chiron Agreement "). As of the Effective Date, although the Chiron Exclusivity Period is scheduled to expire on February 27, 2007, it may be extended to not later than February 27, 2009. In the event that XOMA learns that such expiration date changes or is reasonably expected to change, XOMA shall inform Takeda within ten (10) business days of such change or expected change in writing as well as the known or anticipated new expiration date.
1.18 " Collaboration " has the meaning specified in Section 2.1.1 hereof.
1.19 " Collaboration Committee " means the Joint Steering Committee, JRDC or Joint Patent Committee. "Collaboration Committees" means any combination of the foregoing.
1.20 " Collaboration Product " means a Program Antibody that has been selected by Takeda at the Joint Steering Committee as a lead or backup development candidate for further development under the Collaboration.
1.21 " Collaboration Target " means any Proposed Target that has been selected for Research and Development in accordance with Section 2.2 hereof.
1.22 " Combination Product " has the meaning specified in Section 1.62 hereof.
1.23 " Commercially Reasonable and Diligent Efforts " means the carrying out of obligations or tasks by a Party in a sustained manner using good faith commercially reasonable and diligent efforts, which efforts shall be consistent with the exercise of prudent scientific and business judgment in accordance with either (a) the efforts such Party devotes to products or research and development projects of similar scientific and commercial potential, or (b) if such Party does not have and has not had any such products or projects, the efforts a peer company in the biopharmaceutical industry would devote, in accordance with industry standards and practices, to products or research and development projects of similar scientific and commercial potential, and subject in any event to any Pre-existing Obligations of such Party properly disclosed to the other Party in accordance herewith.
1.24 " Confidential Information " means any information and data received by a Party (the " Receiving Party ") from the other Party or its Affiliates (the " Disclosing Party ") in connection with this Agreement or the Confidential Disclosure Agreement made as of February 8, 2006 between the Parties (including, without limitation, any terms of this Agreement, all information disclosed by the Parties under Article 2 hereof and any research, testing, clinical, regulatory, marketing or other scientific or business information, plans, or data pertaining to any Collaboration Product of the Disclosing Party). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Confidential Information shall not include any part of such information or data:
(a) which is or becomes public knowledge (through no fault of the Receiving Party); or
(b) which is made available to the Receiving Party by a Third Party not under an obligation of confidentiality with the Disclosing Party (and such lawful right can be demonstrated by the Receiving Party’s written records); or
(c) which is already rightfully in the Receiving Party’s possession at the time of receipt from the Disclosing Party (and such prior possession can be demonstrated by the Receiving Party’s written records); or
(d) which is independently developed by an employee of the Receiving Party and/or its Affiliates without the aid, application or use of confidential information disclosed by the Disclosing Party (and such independent development can be demonstrated by the Receiving Party’s written records).
1.25 " Contract Quarters " has the meaning specified in Section 1.26 hereof.
1.26 " Contract Year " means, with respect to a particular Collaboration Target, (a) with respect to the first Contract Year, the period beginning on the date such Collaboration Target is accepted into the Collaboration (or, in the case of the first Collaboration Target, the Effective Date) and ending on December 31 of the calendar year in which such acceptance takes place (which in the case of the first Collaboration Target is December 31, 2006) (such period, the " First Contract Year "), and (b) with respect to each subsequent Contract Year, the twelve (12) month period beginning on the day following the end of the First Contract Year and each succeeding twelve (12) month period thereafter. Each Contract Year (other than the First and last Contract Years, as applicable) shall be divided into four (4) " Contract Quarters " comprised of successive three (3) month periods. In the First Contract Year, the first Contract Quarter shall begin on the first day of the First Contract Year and shall end on the last day of the calendar quarter in which the relevant Collaboration Target is accepted into the Collaboration (which in the case of the first Collaboration Target is December 31, 2006).
1.27 " Control " or " Controlled " means, with respect to any (a) material, document, item of information, method, data or other Know-How or (b) Patent Right or other intellectual property right, the possession (whether by ownership or license, other than by a license granted pursuant to this Agreement) by a Party or its Affiliates of the ability to grant to the other Party access, ownership, a license and/or a sublicense as provided herein under such item or right without violating the terms of any agreement or other arrangement with any Third Party as of the time such Party would first be required hereunder to grant the other Party such access, ownership, license or sublicense.
1.28 " Cover ," " Covered " or " Covering " means, with respect to a Patent Right, that, but for rights granted to a person or entity under such Patent Right, the practice by such person or entity of an invention claimed in such Patent Right would infringe a Valid Claim included in such Patent Right, or in the case of a Patent Right that is a patent application, would infringe a Valid Claim in such patent application if it were to issue as a patent.
1.29 " Disclosing Party " has the meaning specified in Section 1.24 hereof.
1.30 " Effective Date " means the date specified in the initial paragraph of this Agreement.
1.31 " EMEA " means the European Medicines Agency, or any successor thereto.
1.32 " Escrow Agent " means an independent Third Party consultant hired by XOMA with whom XOMA has deposited a list of Excluded Targets, which XOMA may update from time to time, and who shall notify Takeda which, if any, Proposed Targets are Excluded Targets.
1.34 " Event of Default " means an event described in Section 13.4 hereof.
1.35 " Excluded Target " means a Target that XOMA has elected, in its sole discretion, to exclude from consideration for inclusion in the Collaboration and is identified on the list of Excluded Targets deposited with the Escrow Agent prior to such Target being designated as a Proposed Target by Takeda.
1.36 " FDA " means the United States Food and Drug Administration, or any successor thereto.
1.37 " FDC Act " means the United States Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (or any successor thereto), as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
1.38 " Field " means any and all uses except, until the expiration or termination of the Chiron Exclusivity Period, the diagnosis, prevention, control or treatment of Cancer; [*]. For avoidance of doubt, upon the expiration or termination of the Chiron Exclusivity Period, the Field shall become automatically any and all uses including but not limited to the diagnosis, prevention, control or treatment of Cancer.
1.39 " First Commercial Sale " means the first sale for use or consumption by the general public of a Collaboration Product in a country after Regulatory Approval has been obtained in such country. For the avoidance of doubt, First Commercial Sale shall not include the sale of any Collaboration Product for use in clinical trials or for compassionate use prior to Regulatory Approval.
1.40 " First Contract Year " has the meaning specified in Section 1.26 hereof.
1.41 " First Upfront Fee " has the meaning specified in Section 7.1 hereof.
1.42 " FTE " means a full-time person dedicated to the R&D Plan activities or Manufacturing Plan activities, as applicable, or in the case of less than a full-time, dedicated person, a full-time, equivalent person year, based, in either case, upon a total of [*] hours per year of work in connection with R&D Plan activities or Manufacturing Plan activities, as applicable.
1.43 " FTE Costs " means the amounts determined by multiplying (a) the number of FTEs contributed by a Party toward R&D Plan activities or Manufacturing Plan activities during the relevant time period, subject to any limitations set forth in the applicable R&D Plan or Manufacturing Plan and associated budget(s) or otherwise established by the Joint Steering Committee, by (b) the applicable FTE Rates.
1.44 " FTE Rate " means, for each functional area, the rate set forth below corresponding to such functional area, to be adjusted annually (beginning in January of 2007) for inflation using the latest available U.S. Producer Price Index for Total Manufacturing Industries, unadjusted (PCUOMFG#) as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics; [*]. In addition, the Joint Steering Committee shall discuss and approve, as needed, further adjustments to FTE Rates [*] on a prospective basis beginning in [*]. Establishment of annual FTE Rates for functional areas not set forth in the table below shall be the responsibility of the JRDC based on XOMA’s then-current FTE rates. Such rates will be used to determine the R&D Plan and related budget for the applicable annual period.
Annual FTE Rate
Pilot Plant (Process Development)
Technical Development (Cell Line Work and Assay Development)
1.45 " GAAP " means United States generally accepted accounting principles, as they exist from time to time, consistently applied.
1.46 " Human Engineering™ Technology " means the Human Engineering™ technology Controlled by XOMA, as more fully described in Schedule 1.46 .
1.47 " IND " means an Investigational New Drug application filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or a similar application for the clinical testing of a Collaboration Product in human subjects filed with a foreign Regulatory Authority.
1.48 " Indemnitee " has the meaning specified in Section 12.4 hereof.
1.49 " Indemnitor " has the meaning specified in Section 12.4 hereof.
1.50 " Joint Patent Committee " has the meaning specified in Section 3.1.3 hereof.
1.51 " Joint Project Team " has the meaning specified in Section 3.1.2 hereof.
1.52 " Joint Steering Committee " has the meaning specified in Section 3.1.1 hereof.
1.53 " JRDC " has the meaning specified in Section 3.1.2 hereof.
1.54 " Know-How " means any and all know-how, trade secrets, data, processes, techniques, procedures, compositions, materials, devices, methods, formulas, protocols, and research, preclinical and clinical data and information, including any and all chemical, biochemical, toxicological, and scientific research information, whether in written, electronic, graphic or video form or any other form or format. Know-How shall not include Patent Rights.
1.55 " Laws " means all laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances and other pronouncements having the effect of law of any federal, national, multinational, state, provincial, county, city or other political subdivision, domestic or foreign.
1.56 " Lead Antibody " has the meaning specified in Section 7.3.4(a) hereof.
1.57 " License Agreements " means the license agreements listed in Schedule 1.57 , which list shall be updated from time to time as necessary to reflect additional license agreements entered into by XOMA after the Effective Date, the inclusion of which in the Collaboration has been agreed to by the Joint Steering Committee as provided in Section 2.7.
1.58 " Manufacturing " or " Manufacture " means all activities set forth in the applicable Manufacturing Plan associated with the production, processing, formulating, filling, finishing and packaging of Collaboration Products in the Field, including pilot plant process development; pilot plant stability testing; manufacturing process development; manufacturing process and assay validation;
manufacturing scale-up; preclinical, clinical and commercial manufacture; and analytical development, quality assurance and quality control activities.
1.59 " Manufacturing Costs " means, with respect to the Manufacture of a Collaboration Product as set forth in the applicable Manufacturing Plan, the [*] internal costs of XOMA, which costs shall be determined based on (i) FTE Costs or (ii) with respect to Batches of the scale sizes referred to in Section 1.11, the Batch Price, and the [*] costs billed to XOMA by Third Parties, in each case consistent with and directly related to the budget set forth in the applicable Manufacturing Plan incurred in cell line development; pilot plant process and assay development; manufacturing process development; manufacturing process improvement; manufacturing scale-up; the development of manufacturing standard operating procedures, batch records, and quality assurance and quality control methods and procedures; and the time of manufacturing personnel for preparing, submitting, reviewing or developing data or information for the purpose of a drug master file or for submission to a Regulatory Authority.
1.60 " Manufacturing Plan " has the meaning specified in Section 5.1.1 hereof.
1.61 " Master Cell Bank " means an aliquot of a single pool of cells which generally has been prepared from the selected cell clone under defined conditions, dispensed into multiple containers and stored under defined conditions. The single pool of cells will be generated from a cell line having agreed upon characteristics established prior to the initiation of preparation of such Master Cell Bank pursuant to the R&D Program, or as subsequently agreed to by the Joint Steering Committee, based on relevant cGMP and GLP standards [*].
1.62 " Net Sales " means, with respect to a Collaboration Product, the gross amount invoiced for sales of such Collaboration Product to customers which are not Affiliates (or which are Affiliates but are end users of such Collaboration Product), less the following unreimbursed or non-refunded deductions with respect thereto, determined in accordance with GAAP and calculated in United States dollars and to the extent such amounts have not already been deducted from the amount invoiced: (a) amounts actually allowed as volume or quantity discounts, rebates, price reductions, returns (including recalls) and charge-backs (including without limitation, with respect to any Net Sales in Japan, any sales-based contribution for "Drug Induced Suffering" and any sales-based contribution for "Contribution for Measure for Drug Safety," in each case as required by applicable Laws or Regulatory Authority in the amount determined by and payable to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (so-called "KIKO")), (b) sales, excise and turnover taxes and similar duties, levies and charges collected, charged or otherwise imposed directly upon and actually paid by such party and its Affiliates, and (c) all other direct expenses or discounts, including but not limited to cash discounts, custom duties and transportation and insurance charges.
In the event the Collaboration Product is sold as part of a Combination Product (as defined below), the Net Sales from the Combination Product, for the purposes of determining royalty payments, will be determined by [*].
In the event that the average sale price of the Collaboration Product can be determined but the average sale price of the other active compounds or active ingredients in the Combination Product cannot be determined, Net Sales for purposes of determining royalty payments will be calculated by [*]. If the average sale price of the other active compounds or active ingredients can be determined but the average price of the Collaboration Product cannot be determined, Net Sales for purposes of determining royalty payments will be calculated by [*].
In the event that the average sales price of both the Collaboration Product and the other active compounds or active ingredients in the Combination Product cannot be determined, the Net Sales of the Collaboration Product shall be negotiated in good faith by the Parties.
As used above, the term " Combination Product " means any Collaboration Product sold in conjunction with any other active component(s) (whether packaged together or in the same therapeutic formulation).
Free samples of Collaboration Product and the disposition of Collaboration Product for, or the use of Collaboration Product in, preclinical or clinical (Phase 1–3) trials or other market-focused (Phase 4) trials in which Collaboration Product is provided to patients without any payment shall not result in any Net Sales.
1.63 " Patent Prosecution " has the meaning specified in Section 9.2.1 hereof.
1.64 " Patent Rights " means all patents and patent applications existing as of the Effective Date and all patent applications thereafter filed and patents thereafter issued, including, without limitation, any continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, provisionals or any substitute applications, any patent issued with respect to any such patent applications, any reissue, reexamination, renewal or extension (including any supplemental protection certificate) of any such patent, and any confirmation patent or registration patent or patent of addition based on any such patent, and all foreign counterparts of any of the foregoing.
1.65 " Phage Display Technology " means an in vitro selection technique that enables polypeptides (e.g. human antibody fragment) with desired properties to be extracted from a repertoire of many different polypeptides or variants, utilizing the ability to display polypeptides on the surface of bacteriophage.
1.66 " Phase 1 Trial " means a human clinical trial in any country that is intended to initially evaluate the safety and/or pharmacological effect of a Collaboration Product in subjects or that would otherwise satisfy the requirements of 21 C.F.R. 312.21(a), or its foreign equivalent. For purposes of this Agreement, " commencement of a Phase 1 Trial " for a Collaboration Product means the first introduction of such Collaboration Product into a human patient in a Phase 1 Trial.
1.67 " Phase 2 Trial " means a human clinical trial in any country that is intended to initially evaluate the effectiveness of a Collaboration Product for a particular indication or indications in patients with the disease or indication under study or that would otherwise satisfy the requirements of 21 C.F.R. 312.21(b), or its foreign equivalent. For purposes of this Agreement, " commencement of a Phase 2 Trial " for a Collaboration Product means the first introduction of such Collaboration Product into a human patient in a Phase 2 Trial.
1.68 " Phase 3 Trial " means a pivotal human clinical trial in any country, the results of which could be used to establish safety and efficacy of a Collaboration Product as a basis for a BLA or that would otherwise satisfy the requirements of 21 C.F.R. 312.21(c) or its foreign equivalent. For purposes of this Agreement, " commencement of a Phase 3 Trial " for a Collaboration Product means the first introduction of such Collaboration Product into a human patient in a Phase 3 Trial. In the event of a Phase 2/3 trial, initiation of Phase 3 shall be deemed to have occurred upon a decision by Takeda to continue enrollment for the pivotal portion of such trial.
1.69 " Plan " means the R&D Plan or Manufacturing Plan, as the case may be.
1.70 " Pre-existing Obligations " means the obligations of Takeda or XOMA, as the case may be, existing (a) with respect to Takeda Background Technology or XOMA Background Technology, under agreements in effect prior to the Effective Date and listed on Schedule 1.70 , and (b) with respect to any Collaboration Target other than the initial Collaboration Target referred to in Section 2.2.1, under agreements in effect at the time such Collaboration Target is designated as such pursuant to Section 2.2 and disclosed in writing by the Party subject to such obligation(s) to the other Party.
1.71 " Program Antibody " means an Antibody Product that (a) is identified or discovered by XOMA in the course of the Collaboration, or (b) the Parties agree to acquire from a Third Party, and, in the case of clauses (a) and (b), selectively binds to and acts through a Collaboration Target; provided , however , that in no event shall an Antibody Product that is subject to one or more Pre-existing Obligations become a Program Antibody unless such designation is affirmatively agreed to by the Joint Steering Committee after disclosure of the nature of such Pre-existing Obligation(s) by the applicable Party, such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
1.72 " Program Director " has the meaning specified in Section 3.2 hereof.
1.73 " Program Materials " means (a) any Program Antibodies and (b) any materials other than Program Antibodies Controlled by a Party or jointly by the Parties that are first identified, discovered or created in the conduct of the Collaboration and during the applicable Program Term including, but not limited to, (i) a cell line producing a Program Antibody and (ii) plasmid DNA incorporating the cDNA with respect to a Program Antibody.
1.74 " Program Patent Rights " means any Patent Rights Controlled by a Party or jointly by the Parties that Cover any Program Technology or Program Materials.
1.75 " Program Technology " means any and all Know-How and inventions Controlled by a Party or jointly by the Parties that are first invented, identified, discovered, made, conceived, reduced to practice or otherwise licensed or acquired in the conduct of the Collaboration and during the applicable Program Term; provided that Know-How or inventions that constitute an improvement to the Human Engineering™ Technology (including any Know-How or inventions otherwise meeting this definition and constituting an improvement thereto) shall not be included in Program Technology. For clarity, Program Technology excludes Program Materials.
1.76 " Program Term " has the meaning specified in Section 2.1.2 hereof.
1.77 " Proposed Targets " has the meaning specified in Section 2.2.2 hereof.
1.78 " Qualified Generic " means, with respect to a particular Collaboration Product in a given country, a generic product (i.e., referred to as a follow-on biologic in the U.S. or a biosimilar medicinal product in the E.U.) that has received Regulatory Approval in such country in the Territory (i) on the basis of the quality, safety and efficacy of such Collaboration Product and (ii) as a substitute for such Collaboration Product in such country has achieved sales revenues exceeding [*] of the sales revenues of Collaboration Product sold by Takeda or its sublicensees in such country based on monthly IMS data if available, or equivalent data for that country if IMS data is not available.
1.79 " R&D Costs " means costs and expenses that are incurred after the Effective Date by either Party in performing Research and Development activities consistent with and directly related to an applicable R&D Plan and associated budget, including:
(a) the [*] costs of internal scientific, medical, technical, and/or managerial personnel engaged in R&D Plan activities, which costs shall be determined based on FTE Costs, unless another basis is otherwise agreed upon by the Parties in writing; and
(b) all [*] costs and expenses incurred in performing R&D Plan activities, including payments to investigators, contract research organizations, and consultants, for preclinical studies, pharmacodynamic or pharmacokinetic studies, molecular biology, toxicology studies, data management, statistical design, programming and analysis, clinical studies, clinical trial management, document preparation and review, subject recruitment and reimbursement, insurance, contract negotiation and travel;
(c) all [*] fees and costs incurred in connection with the preparation, filing and submission of INDs, BLAs and other regulatory filings with Regulatory Authorities for Collaboration Products (including pharmacoeconomic studies and any other clinical studies reasonably necessary for Regulatory Approval by relevant Regulatory Authorities to sell such Collaboration Product in each country);
(d) subject to reduction under Section 7.4.2 hereof, [*] costs incurred after the Effective Date and directly attributed to the Collaboration under any Third Party licenses based on the intellectual property rights of such Third Parties (i) entered into prior to the Effective Date and disclosed to the other Party prior to the Effective Date or (ii) entered into after written agreement by the JRDC in accordance with Section 2.7;
(e) [*] costs and expenses relating to clinical supplies, lab supplies, animals and other direct charges incurred in performing R&D Plan activities as set forth in the R&D Plan, including: (i) costs and expenses incurred to purchase and/or package comparator or combination drugs or devices; and (ii) costs and expenses of disposal of clinical samples;
(f) [*]; and
(g) any other costs incurred that are specifically included in the budget for such R&D Plan.
1.80 " R&D Plan " means the plan relating to a particular Collaboration Target for each Contract Year prepared, developed and approved in accordance with Section 2.2.5 or Section 4.2.1, as applicable. An outline of the tasks to be considered for inclusion in each R&D Plan is set forth in Schedule 1.80 .
1.81 " R&D Program " means the Research and Development activities relating to a particular Collaboration Target and to be conducted in accordance with an applicable R&D Plan.
1.82 " Receiving Party " has the meaning specified in Section 1.24 hereof.
1.83 " Regulatory Approval " means any and all approvals (including any applicable governmental price and reimbursement approvals), licenses, registrations, or authorizations of any
federal, national, multinational, state, provincial or local regulatory agency, department bureau or other governmental entity that are necessary for the manufacture, use, storage, import, transport, promotion, marketing and sale of a Collaboration Product in the Field in a country or group of countries.
1.84 " Regulatory Authority " means any governmental authority in a country or region that regulates the manufacture or sale of pharmaceutical products, including the FDA and the EMEA, and any successors thereto.
1.85 " Relevant Third Party IP " has the meaning specified in Section 11.2.8 hereof.
1.86 " Representatives " has the meaning specified in Section 18.104.22.168 hereof.
1.87 " Research and Development " means the conduct of activities relating to the discovery of Antibodies for Collaboration Targets, the identification, characterization, selection, optimization and research of Program Antibodies and Collaboration Products and the conduct of all tests, clinical and other studies and other activities (including test method development, toxicology studies, statistical analysis and report writing, preclinical and other testing, packaging and regulatory affairs, product approval and registration activities) set forth in, or required to obtain the information set forth in, applicable R&D Plan(s). Research and Development may include without limitation (a) the discovery of Program Antibodies that selectively bind to and act through Collaboration Targets, (b) the development of assays for Program Antibodies to, inter alia, confirm the activity of such Program Antibodies or Collaboration Target, (c) if applicable, the Human Engineering™ of non-human Antibodies that selectively bind to and act through such Collaboration Target, and (d) the performance of affinity maturation on such Program Antibodies, in each case with the objective of identifying Program Antibodies that meet the criteria for designation as Collaboration Products. Such criteria for the initial Collaboration Target referred to in Section 2.2.1 are set forth on Schedule 2.2.1, and criteria for any Proposed Target shall be agreed upon between the Parties as a part of the initial R&D Plan prepared pursuant to Section 2.2.5.
1.88 " Specifications " means, with respect to any Collaboration Product, the applicable written specifications for such Collaboration Product in effect at a particular time including, but not limited to, specifications provided in any Regulatory Approval for such Collaboration Product.
1.89 " Subsequent Lead Antibody " has a meaning specified in Section 7.3.4(b) hereof.
1.90 " Takeda Background Technology " means any and all Know-How and Patent Rights Controlled by Takeda as of the Effective Date [*] and, in particular, any such Patent Rights and Know-How Covering any Collaboration Target, Program Antibody or Collaboration Product, for purposes of conducting Research and Development or Manufacturing activities in connection with the Collaboration. For the avoidance of doubt, the Parties acknowledge that, to the extent any Takeda Background Technology is covered by a license or other agreement with a Third Party, such Takeda Background Technology shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, be subject to the limitations, restrictions and financial obligations established in such Third Party license or agreement, with Takeda being responsible for the payment of all payments due thereunder.
1.91 " Target " means a gene and the products encoded by such gene, including, without limitation, [*].
1.92 " Territory " means all of the countries and territories of the world.
1.93 " Third Party " means any person or entity other than Takeda, XOMA and their respective Affiliates.
1.94 " Valid Claim " means either (a) a claim of an issued and unexpired patent which has not been held permanently revoked, unenforceable or invalid by a decision of a court or other governmental agency of competent jurisdiction, unappealable or unappealed within the time allowed for appeal and that is not admitted to be invalid or unenforceable through reissue, disclaimer or otherwise, or (b) a claim of a pending parent patent application that has not been abandoned or finally rejected without the possibility of appeal or refiling.
1.95 " XOMA Background Technology " means any and all Know-How and Patent Rights owned by XOMA as of the Effective Date [*] and, in particular, any such Patent Rights and Know-How Covering any Collaboration Target, Program Antibody or Collaboration Product, that are necessary for (a) research related to Collaboration Target(s) or (b) Research and Development, Manufacture or commercialization of Program Antibody(ies) or Collaboration Product(s). For the avoidance of doubt, the Parties acknowledge that, to the extent any XOMA Background Technology is covered by a license or other agreement with a Third Party, such XOMA Background Technology shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, be subject to the limitations, restrictions and financial obligations established in such Third Party license or agreement, with Takeda being responsible for payment of the portion of the financial obligations related to this Agreement arising as a result of the Collaboration, subject to Section 7.4.2. XOMA Background Technology excludes the Human Engineering™ Technology.
2.1 General .
2.1.1 Objectives . The Parties intend to carry out one or more programs in which Takeda and XOMA will collaborate to identify and characterize Program Antibodies and to carry out the Research and Development and Manufacturing of Antibody Products that act through Collaboration Targets for use in the Field (the " Collaboration "), consistent with the objectives set forth in the applicable Plan(s). It is intended that the Collaboration will be conducted as a unified collaborative effort with activities by the Parties carried out primarily at each Party’s respective facilities, and this intent shall be reflected in the applicable Plan(s).
2.1.2 Program Term . Subject to the termination right under Section 13.2, each R&D Program shall have its own term, which will commence on the date the R&D Program is initiated and shall continue until XOMA completes transfer to Takeda of and Takeda assumes full responsibility for the relevant Collaboration Product(s) in accordance with the applicable R&D Plan(s) (each, a " Program Term "). A detailed schedule for each R&D Program will be provided in the R&D Plan for such R&D Program. Notwithstanding Section 13.2, Takeda may suspend or terminate any given R&D Program at any of the scheduled research milestones mentioned in the R&D Plan for such R&D Program in the event that Takeda reasonably judges that it is not commercially feasible to pursue further such R&D Program based on the data and information then available with regard to such R&D Program, subject to XOMA’s rights under Section 13.6. In no event shall XOMA be obligated, without its prior approval, to carry out activities relating to an R&D Program beyond those listed in Section 4.1 or otherwise reasonably anticipated to be performed in view of the R&D Plan for such Collaboration Target.
2.1.3 Certain Restrictions .
22.214.171.124 Once a Proposed Target is disclosed to and accepted by XOMA as a Collaboration Target (as provided in Section 2.2), neither Party will conduct work on its own, or will work with any Third Party (except as provided in Section 2.3.3), with respect to antibodies directed to such Collaboration Target for so long as Takeda is funding XOMA’s activities under the applicable R&D Plan with respect to such Collaboration Target under the Collaboration and for a period of [*] thereafter; [*]
For the sake of clarity, "funding XOMA’s activities under the applicable R&D Plan with respect to such Collaboration Target under the Collaboration" does not include (i) Manufacturing related activities (or required or requested regulatory or similar follow-up due to XOMA having conducted prior activities pursuant to this Agreement) beyond those activities enumerated in Schedule 1.80 or (ii) payment of the Annual Maintenance Fee required by Section 7.2.
After the expiration of such [*] period, either Party may work on such Collaboration Target on its own or with a Third Party, provided that such work does not use any Confidential Information, Program Materials or Program Technology of the other Party except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, and provided, further, that any such work by XOMA with respect to a particular Collaboration Target shall not involve the use of Program Materials or Program Technology of any Party that is specific to a particular Collaboration Target. The foregoing provisions of this Section 126.96.36.199 shall not apply [*]
188.8.131.52 Takeda agrees that, during the Chiron Exclusivity Period, it will not conduct any research or development in the field of Cancer with respect to any Antibodies provided by XOMA or Antibody Products provided by XOMA hereunder, including Program Antibodies; provided , however , that during the Chiron Exclusivity Period, Takeda may submit, in accordance with the procedure under Section 2.2 hereof, one or more Proposed Targets for development in the field of Cancer (which development shall not include work to be performed by XOMA for more than (a) [*] from acceptance of such Proposed Target for inclusion under this Agreement by the Parties or (b) [*] from the Effective Date, whichever is earlier (other than required or requested regulatory or similar follow-up due to XOMA having conducted prior activities during the applicable period set forth in (a) or (b) above)), until [*] such Proposed Targets for development in the field of Cancer have become Collaboration Targets, and in such case, the restriction set forth in this Section 184.108.40.206 shall not apply to Program Antibodies that selectively bind to and act through such Collaboration Target(s). Upon the expiration or termination of the Chiron Exclusivity Period, XOMA will take such actions (including, but not limited to, entering into such agreements) as Takeda shall reasonably deem necessary in order to minimize or, where permissible, eliminate the effects of the [*] term limitation on XOMA’s work on the Collaboration Targets mentioned above. XOMA agrees that following the Effective Date, the provisions of any new antibody research and development collaboration agreement between XOMA and a Third Party, or any modification to any existing such agreement, that provides for exclusivity as between the parties thereto with respect to matters other than the specific Target(s) covered thereby (e.g., with respect to the field(s) of use covered thereby) will not limit, or will expressly exclude, XOMA’s ability to accept Proposed Targets as Collaboration Targets in accordance with the explicit terms of this Agreement.
220.127.116.11 In case XOMA does not complete the activities assigned to it pursuant to the applicable R&D Plan within the [*] term limitation on XOMA’s work on the Collaboration Target(s) mentioned in Section 18.104.22.168, upon the written request of Takeda, XOMA shall deliver to Takeda any results obtained by it during the course of the related R&D Program as soon as reasonably practicable following such request. In case (a) the activities assigned to XOMA in the R&D Plan for the relevant R&D Program are consistent in scope with those specified in Schedule 1.80, (b) the Parties reasonably expect that XOMA’s activities pursuant to such R&D Plan will be completed within [*] after initiation of such R&D Program, unless the Parties otherwise agree, and (c) notwithstanding such expectation, XOMA does not complete the activities assigned to it pursuant to the applicable R&D Plan within the [*] term limitation, then (i) upon the written request of Takeda, XOMA shall grant (subject to any Pre-existing Obligations) any rights Controlled by XOMA necessary to permit Takeda to continue such R&D Program by itself or with any Affiliates and/or Third Party after the [*] term limitation, and (ii) in such event, Takeda will be obligated to pay the fees, milestones and/or royalty under this Agreement with respect to any Antibody Product resulting from such R&D Program, reduced by an amount to be negotiated in good faith by the Parties to reflect the amount of work originally assigned in the original R&D Plan to, but not completed by, XOMA as a percentage of the total amount of work assigned to XOMA in the applicable R&D Plan, [provided that, without prejudice to the Parties’ ability to agree on a higher percentage, in the event XOMA completes the following activities, XOMA shall be deemed, for purposes of determining the foregoing reduction, to have completed not less than the corresponding percentage of the total amount of work assigned to it: (A) identification/discovery of a Program Antibody that Takeda selects for affinity maturation: [*]%; (B) delivery of a Program Antibody that meets the success criteria established at the initiation of the related R&D Plan with or without affinity maturation: [*]%; (C) successful establishment of a Master Cell Bank: [*]%; and (D) completion of the R&D Program including Manufacturing activities provided in the relevant Plan, whether performed hereunder or under a similar arrangement for Manufacturing: [*]%. In the event XOMA does not provide Takeda with any Program Antibody that Takeda elects to continue to develop with respect to a Collaboration Target, Takeda will not be obligated to pay the fees, milestones and/or royalty under this Agreement with respect thereto and Takeda shall not be granted any rights pursuant to (i) above with respect to such Collaboration Target. In such case, Takeda will not owe any obligations hereunder as to such Collaboration Target and conduct its research activities on such Collaboration Target freely from any restrictions hereunder. The Parties agree that the continued applicability of the [*] term limitation, if any, will not be a factor determining acceptance or rejection of a Proposed Target, regardless of when during the time period set forth in 2.2.2 such Proposed Target is submitted].
2.2 Selection of Collaboration Targets .
2.2.1 Initial Collaboration Target . Takeda has designated [*], the definition of which is provided in the initial R&D Plan, as the initial Collaboration Target, and XOMA has accepted such Target into the Collaboration, thereby making it a Collaboration Target and the subject of the first R&D Program. The initial R&D Plan for [*] is attached hereto as Schedule 2.2.1 . The parties agree that the initial R&D Plan for [*] may be adjusted upon mutual agreement between XOMA and Takeda based on the results of tests on [*] described in the initial R&D Plan for [*] which Takeda intends to perform, such tests being scheduled to be completed within [*] of the Effective Date.
In the event Takeda concludes that it does not wish [*] to be the initial Collaboration Target based on the scheduled tests and so notifies XOMA within [*] of the Effective Date, Takeda may replace [*] with the Target coded by Takeda as [*] as the initial Collaboration Target without any additional payments or obligations to XOMA under Section 7.1.
If Takeda replaces [*] with [*] as the initial Collaboration Target, any data and information, including any discoveries and inventions, if any, relating to [*], that are disclosed to XOMA by Takeda or obtained by XOMA based on the data and information disclosed by Takeda shall be returned to Takeda, and thereafter, XOMA shall not be deemed to have received or been granted any rights or interests belonging to Takeda in [*] by virtue of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, not only the test results but also the fact that Takeda withdrew [*] shall be Confidential Information and subject to the confidentiality obligations placed upon XOMA hereunder.
If Takeda decides to continue the Collaboration on [*], upon the request of Takeda, any information or data regarding [*] disclosed by Takeda to XOMA shall be returned to Takeda and XOMA shall not be deemed to have obtained or been granted any rights belonging to Takeda in [*] by virtue of this Agreement. In addition, the fact that Takeda named [*] as an alternate Collaboration Target shall be Confidential Information and subject to the confidentiality obligations placed upon XOMA hereunder.
2.2.2 Proposal of Additional Targets . As used herein, " Proposed Targets " means Targets identified and validated by Takeda as having potential application in the Field and which are to be considered as candidates for Collaboration Targets. During the period [*], Takeda may request XOMA’s consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed) to submit additional Proposed Targets to the Escrow Agent, for consideration as proposed Collaboration Targets by sending the form attached hereto as Schedule 2.2.2 . Takeda shall have no obligation to submit any particular Target for consideration as a Proposed Target.
2.2.3 Exclusion of Targets from Consideration . Upon receipt of XOMA’s written consent as provided in Section 2.2.2, Takeda shall submit the identity of each Proposed Target, by sending the form attached hereto as Schedule 2.2.3 , to the Escrow Agent in confidence for comparison against XOMA’s list of Excluded Targets, which XOMA may update from time to time. In the event such Proposed Target matches any Excluded Target on such list, the Escrow Agent shall promptly so notify each Party in writing. In the event the Proposed Target does not match any Excluded Target, the Escrow Agent shall promptly so notify each Party in writing and Takeda shall disclose the identity of the Proposed Target to XOMA. For the avoidance of doubt, under no circumstances shall the Escrow Agent disclose the identity of the Proposed Target to XOMA. All reasonable fees and expenses of the Escrow Agent incurred in the performance of services under this Section 2.2.3 shall be borne by Takeda.
2.2.4 Disclosure of Additional Information . In the event the Escrow Agent notifies the Parties that a Proposed Target does not match any Excluded Target, Takeda shall promptly disclose to XOMA, [*].
All data, information and conclusions reduced to writing and delivered by Takeda to XOMA pursuant to this Section 2.2.4 shall be deemed Confidential Information of Takeda, subject to the exceptions in Section 1.24.
2.2.5 Designation of Collaboration Targets .
22.214.171.124 Within [*] following the submission by Takeda to XOMA of the information required pursuant to Section 2.2.4, XOMA shall give Takeda written notice of its rejection of or its intention, subject to mutual agreement between the Parties on an initial R&D Plan as provided below, to accept such Proposed Target as a Collaboration Target. If XOMA indicates that it intends to accept the Proposed Target as a Collaboration Target, then within [*] after such indication of intent to accept, the Parties shall prepare and agree (or conclude that they cannot agree) on an initial R&D Plan for such Collaboration Target. During the course of such preparation, counsel for each of the Parties will discuss any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by any Third Party known to such Party that relate to such Collaboration Target and are relevant to therapeutic Antibodies. If such initial R&D Plan is mutually agreed within such period, then such Proposed Target shall become a Collaboration Target. XOMA may elect to reject such Proposed Target in the event that [*]. In the event XOMA rejects such Proposed Target as provided herein, XOMA shall provide Takeda with a reasonably detailed explanation of the reason(s) for such rejection to facilitate Takeda’s understanding thereof.
126.96.36.199 In the event XOMA rejects such Proposed Target or the Parties cannot agree on an initial R&D Plan, then such Proposed Target shall not become a Collaboration Target. XOMA will neither conduct work on its own, nor work with any Third Party, with respect to antibodies directed to such rejected Proposed Target for a period of [*]. After the expiration of such [*] period, XOMA may work on such rejected Proposed Target on its own or with a Third Party, provided that such work does not use any Confidential Information of Takeda, Program Materials of Takeda, or Program Technology of Takeda except as expressly provided herein, and provided, further, that any such work by XOMA with respect to a particular rejected Proposed Target shall not involve the use of any Program Materials or Program Technology of either Party specific to such rejected Proposed Target. The foregoing provisions of this Section 188.8.131.52 shall not apply to (i) the conduct by XOMA of activities related to the Human Engineering™ Technology on behalf of (including the provision of materials derived therefrom to) Third Parties, (ii) the provision by XOMA of contract manufacturing services (including technical development related activities) to Third Parties using its available capacity, or (iii) the licensing by XOMA of its bacterial cell expression technology to Third Parties; provided , however , that these exceptions do not, impliedly or explicitly, grant XOMA any rights to use Takeda Background Technology, Program Patent Rights or Program Technology owned by Takeda, or assigned or exclusively licensed to Takeda by XOMA pursuant to this Agreement. In the event XOMA comes to believe, within [*] following such rejection or non-agreement, that the circumstances referred to in clauses (b)(i) or (b)(ii) of Section 184.108.40.206, as applicable, no longer exist, XOMA will notify Takeda thereof. If Takeda does not have a research and/or development program, either alone or with a Third Party, that is ongoing at Takeda when XOMA so notifies Takeda, then the Parties will discuss adding the Proposed Target to the Collaboration. If after such discussions, Takeda refuses to add the Proposed Target, then the restriction precluding XOMA from working on the Proposed Target set forth in this Section 220.127.116.11 shall expire. If Takeda does have a research and/or development program, either alone or with a Third Party that is ongoing at Takeda when XOMA so notifies Takeda, then Takeda’s refusal to add the Proposed Target shall not relieve XOMA of the restriction precluding XOMA from working on the Proposed Target set forth in this Section 18.104.22.168. Any information disclosed by Takeda
under this Section 2.2.5 regarding the Proposed Target shall be Takeda’s Confidential Information and shall be subject to the restrictions in Article 10.
22.214.171.124 In the event XOMA accepts such Proposed Target as a Collaboration Target, then the Parties shall proceed with the Research and Development of Antibody Products directed to such Collaboration Target in accordance with the applicable Plans.
126.96.36.199 In relation to all Proposed Targets that do not become Collaboration Targets, any data and information including any discoveries and inventions, if any, relating to such Proposed Targets, that are disclosed to XOMA by Takeda or obtained by XOMA based on the data and information disclosed by Takeda in connection with this Agreement shall be returned or transferred to Takeda, and thereafter, XOMA shall not be deemed to have obtained or been granted any rights or interests in such Proposed Targets belonging to Takeda except XOMA’s rights under Section 9.1.3. In addition to such data and information, the fact that Takeda identified such Proposed Targets shall be Confidential Information and subject to the confidential obligations placed upon XOMA hereunder, regardless of the reason(s) why such Proposed Targets were not accepted as Collaboration Targets.
2.2.6 In the event that the terms of this Agreement and the terms of any Plan conflict, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.
2.3 Conduct of Collaboration .
2.3.1 Efforts . Each Party shall use Commercially Reasonable and Diligent Efforts to conduct the activities of the Collaboration that are assigned to it in the then-applicable Plan(s), and each shall devote sufficient resources to carry out such respective activities.
2.3.2 Resources . Over the course of the Collaboration, tasks will be allocated between the Parties in the best interest of the Collaboration. The Parties agree to commit to the Collaboration the personnel necessary to meet their respective responsibilities set forth in each Plan.
2.3.3 Subcontractors . As necessary and in furtherance of the Collaboration, either Party may enter into Research and Development-related agreements or subcontracts in accordance with this Section 2.3.3; [*].
2.3.4 Reports . During the Program Term but prior to filing of an IND for a Collaboration Product, each Party shall submit written quarterly reports to the Joint Steering Committee for each Collaboration Target, as may be required by the then-current Plan(s), detailing its activities under the Collaboration. During the Program Term and after the filing of an IND for a Collaboration Product, Takeda shall provide to XOMA at least once per calendar year, or more frequently as reasonably necessary for XOMA or Takeda to comply with their respective obligations to Third Parties, a summary of Takeda’s activities relating to Program Antibodies and Collaboration Products.
2.3.5 Visiting . During the Program Term, Takeda may request that XOMA permit Takeda’s representative to visit XOMA’s research facility in order to review the progress of an R&D Program. XOMA’s consent to such request shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Takeda shall pay all the reasonable costs for such visit incurred by XOMA. The representative
visiting XOMA’s facility shall comply with all of XOMA’s applicable policies, procedures and legal and contractual requirements that are disclosed and explained to such representatives beforehand by XOMA in the course of such visit, and Takeda shall be liable for any breach thereof by its representative.
2.4 Collaboration Records . In order to protect the Parties’ Patent Rights and Know-How under U.S. law in respect of any inventions conceived or reduced to practice during or as a result of the Collaboration, each Party agrees to maintain a policy that requires its employees to record and maintain all data and information developed during the Collaboration in such a manner as to enable the Parties to use such records to establish the earliest date of invention and/or diligence to reduction to practice. At a minimum, the policy shall require such individuals to record all inventions generated by them in standard laboratory notebooks or other suitable means that are dated and corroborated by non-inventors on a regular, contemporaneous basis.
2.5 Disclosure of Collaboration Results . Subject to restrictions imposed by a Party’s confidentiality obligations to any Third Party with respect to Takeda Background Technology or XOMA Background Technology, each Party will disclose to the JRDC and to the Joint Patent Committee all Program Technology and Program Materials that are discovered, invented or made by such Party in the course of the Collaboration and that are useful in or relate to the Collaboration, including without limitation information regarding Collaboration Targets, Program Antibodies and Collaboration Products and uses thereof and the results of all Research and Development studies. Such Program Technology and Program Materials will be promptly disclosed to the JRDC and to the Joint Patent Committee, with meaningful discoveries or advances being communicated as promptly as practicable after such information is obtained or its significance is appreciated. [*]. Any information disclosed pursuant to this Section 2.5 may be used by the other Party solely for the purposes of the Collaboration or as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement.
2.6 Material Transfer . Any Program Materials useful or necessary for the R&D Program that are first derived or obtained in the course of the Collaboration and that are specific, as opposed to being of general applicability, to a Collaboration Target or a Program Antibody shall be delivered and assigned from XOMA to Takeda in accordance with the Research Plan or otherwise upon Takeda’s request. Such Program Materials shall become Takeda’s sole property but, if applicable, subject to the Pre-existing Obligations. For the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, such Program Materials shall include any and all Program Antibodies themselves (including any rights and interests in a Master Cell Bank established therefor), which shall consequently be delivered and assigned from XOMA to Takeda as described above. Any and all Program Materials useful or necessary for the R&D Program that are first derived or obtained in the course of the Collaboration and that are of general applicability, as opposed to being specific, to a Collaboration Target or a Program Antibody shall also be delivered (but shall not be assigned) from XOMA to Takeda for its use permitted under this Agreement, regardless of the ownership thereof (which shall be as determined under Section 9.1.2 hereof), provided, that XOMA may retain such quantities of such Program Materials as are reasonably necessary for use by XOMA in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52. The Parties will use Commercially Reasonable and Diligent Efforts to specify in the applicable R&D Plan the quantities of such Program Materials to be so retained by XOMA, recognizing that the Parties’ primary objective with respect to such Program Materials in the context of such R&D Plan shall be to meet Takeda’s requirements with respect thereto.
Furthermore, in order to facilitate the Collaboration, either Party may provide to the other Party certain Program Materials not derived or obtained during the course of Collaboration for use by the other Party in furtherance of the Collaboration. The Parties hereto shall cooperate with each other for proper
identification and maintenance of the Program Materials provided hereunder by providing the receiving Party with certificate(s) of analysis, where applicable, and keeping records of exchange and, where feasible, using the same identification code(s). All such Program Materials shall be considered the Confidential Information of both Parties and shall be subject to the restrictions in Article 10. Except as otherwise provided under this Agreement or in accordance with the applicable Plan(s), all such Program Materials delivered to the other Party voluntarily shall remain the sole property of the supplying Party, shall be used only in furtherance of the Collaboration and solely under the control of the other Party and its Affiliates, shall not be used or delivered to or for the benefit of any Third Party without the prior written consent of the supplying Party and shall not be used in research or testing involving human subjects, in each case except as may be provided in the applicable R&D Plan. The Program Materials supplied under this Section 2.6 must be used with prudence and appropriate caution in any experimental work, since not all of their characteristics may be known. THE PROGRAM MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF THE MATERIALS WILL NOT INFRINGE OR VIOLATE ANY PATENT OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. The Party providing the Program Materials shall disclose to the other Party such information as is in the Providing Party’s possession and can reasonably be disclosed regarding such Program Materials including, where feasible, its identity, scientific nature, safety, safe handling, related patents or any other proprietary rights of a Third Party that are known to the providing Party.
3.1 Collaboration Committees .
3.1.1 Joint Steering Committee . As soon as practicable after the Effective Date, XOMA and Takeda shall establish a Joint Steering Committee (the " Joint Steering Committee ") comprised of three (3) representatives designated by each of XOMA and Takeda, each of whom shall have experience and seniority sufficient to enable him or her to make decisions on behalf of the Party he or she represents within the scope of the responsibilities of the Joint Steering Committee as provided herein.
3.1.2 Joint Research and Development Committee . As soon as practicable after the Effective Date, XOMA and Takeda shall establish a Joint Research and Development Committee (the " JRDC ") comprised of three (3) representatives designated by each of XOMA and Takeda, each of whom shall have experience and seniority sufficient to enable him or her to make decisions on behalf of the Party he or she represents within the scope of the responsibilities of the JRDC as provided herein. From time to time during the Program Term, the JRDC may establish one or more Joint Project Teams (each, a " Joint Project Team ") to implement various aspects of any R&D Plan. Such teams shall be governed in the same manner and subject to the relevant requirements as set forth herein for the JRDC.
3.1.3 Joint Patent Committee . As soon as practicable after the Effective Date, XOMA and Takeda shall establish a Joint Patent Committee (the " Joint Patent Committee ")
comprised of an equal number of representatives designated by each of XOMA and Takeda, each of whom shall have experience and seniority sufficient to enable him or her to make decisions on behalf of the Party he or she represents within the scope of the responsibilities of the Joint Patent Committee as provided herein.
3.2 Program Directors . Each Party shall appoint one of its designees on the Joint Steering Committee and/or the JRDC to serve as a program director (each, a " Program Director ") with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Parties with respect to the Collaboration and for being the primary point of contact between the Parties with respect to the Collaboration.
3.3 Replacement of Collaboration Committee Representatives and Program Directors . Each Party shall be free to replace its representative members of any Collaboration Committee and its Program Director with new appointees who have authority to act on behalf of such Party, on notice to the other Party.
3.4 Responsibilities of Joint Steering Committee . The Joint Steering Committee shall be responsible for overseeing and directing the Parties’ interaction and performance of their respective obligations under this Agreement regarding Collaboration Products until, with respect to a particular Collaboration Product, the filing of an IND for such Collaboration Product. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, its duties shall include:
(a) preparing such procedures as may be necessary for the operation of the Joint Steering Committee, JRDC and Joint Patent Committee, and other committees the Joint Steering Committee decides to establish to assure the efficient operation of the Collaboration;
(b) approving strategy for the overall Research and Development and Manufacturing, and for all other activities conducted by the Parties hereunder, for each Collaboration Product prior to the filing of an IND for such Collaboration Product, in the Field in the Territory;
(c) reviewing and approving the annual R&D Plans proposed by the JRDC for each Collaboration Product prior to the filing of an IND for such Collaboration Product and approving the budget therefor and any modifications thereto as recommended by the JRDC;
(d) reviewing and approving the Manufacturing Plans proposed by the applicable Party and approving the budget therefor and any modifications thereto as recommended by such Party;
(e) overseeing the implementation of the Plans and allocation of resources and other activities in support of the Collaboration;
(f) establishing criteria for selection of Collaboration Products;
(g) selecting Collaboration Products, including a lead Program Antibody and one or more backup Program Antibodies for each Collaboration Target;
(h) facilitating the transfer of technology between the Parties through the JRDC;
(i) upon the recommendation of the JRDC, making decisions with respect to (i) the preclinical Development of Collaboration Products, and (ii) the in-licensing of applicable technology;
(j) evaluating the performance of the JRDC and Joint Patent Committee, and on a quarterly basis at a minimum, evaluating the progress of the R&D Program(s) against the applicable R&D Plan(s), including their respective timelines;
(k) resolving matters within the responsibilities of the JRDC and Joint Patent Committee as to which the members of such Collaboration Committee are unable to reach a consensus, and dissolving each such Collaboration Committee when its duties under the Collaboration are complete; and
(l) addressing issues and resolving differences that may arise between the Parties.
3.5 Responsibilities of JRDC . The JRDC shall be responsible for preparing for approval by the Joint Steering Committee and implementing the applicable annual R&D Plan, allocation of resources and other activities in support of the Collaboration, with the objective of expeditiously identifying Program Antibodies meeting the criteria for designation as Collaboration Products. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, its duties shall include:
(a) establishing criteria for the selection of Program Antibodies;
(b) selecting Program Antibodies for characterization and optimization in the conduct of the Collaboration;
(c) monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the progress of the Collaboration;
(d) considering modifications to the applicable R&D Plan budget(s) as may be necessary or appropriate and, to the extent agreed upon by the JRDC, recommending that the Joint Steering Committee approve such modifications;
(e) proposing and overseeing the Research and Development strategy for each Collaboration Product prior to the filing of an IND for such Collaboration Product;
(f) establishing advisory committees comprised of scientific, medical and/or other appropriate experts not affiliated with either Party to advise the JRDC on matters related to the Research and Development of Collaboration Products;
(g) with advice from the Joint Patent Committee, evaluating the need for licenses from Third Parties, and determining their utility in the Collaboration (if any), and making the appropriate recommendation(s) to the Joint Steering Committee;
(h) providing all appropriate information regarding the progress of the applicable R&D Plan(s) to the Joint Steering Committee in advance of each quarterly Joint Steering Committee meeting; and
(i) performing such other activities as are contemplated by the terms of this Agreement.
The JRDC shall report its activities and make proposals to the Joint Steering Committee at least once each Contract Quarter, but more frequently as appropriate.
3.6 Responsibilities of Joint Patent Committee . The Joint Patent Committee shall be responsible for forming and implementing the intellectual property strategy of the Collaboration, with the objective of maximizing the patent and other protections for Program Antibodies and Collaboration Products afforded by applicable intellectual property Laws. In addition, through their representatives on the Joint Patent Committee or through counsel, the Parties shall keep each other informed of circumstances or developments relating to intellectual property rights owned or controlled by any Third Party that become known to such Party and that relate to any Collaboration Target, Plan, Program Materials, Program Technology or Collaboration Product. The Joint Patent Committee shall report its activities and make proposals to the Joint Steering Committee at least twice each Contract Year, but more frequently as appropriate.
3.7 Meetings of Collaboration Committees . As applicable, the Joint Steering Committee shall meet at least once every two Contract Quarters and the JRDC shall meet at least once every Contract Quarter, and more frequently as the Parties deem appropriate, on such dates and at such times as the Parties shall agree, on[*] written notice to the other Party unless such notice is waived by the Parties. The other Collaboration Committees shall meet at a frequency to be mutually agreed by the Parties when such committees are created. The first meeting of the Joint Steering Committee shall take place as soon as [*], but no later than [*], after the Effective Date . Each Collaboration Committee may convene or be polled or consulted from time to time by means of telecommunications, videoconferences or correspondence, as deemed necessary or appropriate by the Parties. To the extent that meetings are held in person, they shall alternate between the offices of the Parties unless the Parties otherwise agree. Representative(s) of either Party’s Affiliates who agree in writing to be bound by the restrictions of Article 10 may attend meetings of the Joint Steering Committee, the JRDC and/or the Joint Patent Committee but will not have any independent voting rights under Section 3.8.1.
3.8 Decisions .
3.8.1 Quorum; Voting . A quorum for a meeting of a Collaboration Committee shall require the presence of at least one Takeda member (or designee) and at least one XOMA member (or designee) in person or by telephone. All decisions made or actions taken by a Collaboration Committee shall be made unanimously by its members, with the Takeda members cumulatively having one vote and the XOMA members cumulatively having one vote; provided , however , that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, [*].
3.8.2 Dispute Resolution .
184.108.40.206 In the event that unanimity cannot be reached by either the JRDC or the Joint Paten