IP Archive & IP Escrow Services

Secure long-term storage of intellectual property

EscrowTech’s IP Archive Service

EscrowTech provides IP Archive services to document or evidence the subject matter of:

  • Contracts
  • Assignments
  • Licenses
  • Transactions
  • Settlements

Use this service to document, define, evidence, and “freeze” subject matter that is referred to in contracts, assignments, licenses, transactions, or settlements. This service also freezes materials that are relevant to litigation, arbitration, or other disputes.

IP Archiving services cover the following:

  • Intellectual property
  • Technologies
  • Inventions
  • Software
  • Works of authorship
  • Data
  • Products
  • Methods
  • Tests
  • Encryption keys
  • Passwords

EscrowTech serves as a reliable neutral that dates, stores, and provides independent corroboration and evidence of the archived materials.

How an IP Archive Works

Graphic illustrating "How an IP Archive Works". | EscrowTech International
When you draft an agreement that refers to some form of intellectual property, how do you conclusively document the IP or its content? Six months or five years later, it may be necessary to know.

What will you tell your management, client, or partners if you haven’t anticipated and prepared for this?

EscrowTech’s “IP Archive” service provides the solution. One, some, or all of the parties place “Archive Materials” into an archive with EscrowTech. Archive Materials may be in any form that documents, evidences, or embodies the relevant IP or other subject matter.

For example:

  • Documents
  • Drawings
  • Electronic databases
  • Software (source code) on CD ROMs
  • Computers
  • Samples
  • Prototypes

The Archived Materials are dated and securely stored by EscrowTech in the archive. EscrowTech ensures the integrity of the Archive Materials by prohibiting alterations of, additions to, and deletions from the Archived Materials.

EscrowTech makes the Archive Materials available for inspection, copying, release, or testing as specified in the Archive Agreement. They are also available in the event of a dispute, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

EscrowTech is a trusted and reliable neutral that provides dated independent corroboration. EscrowTech has the facilities to ensure the confidentiality and security of the Deposit Materials. When necessary or desired, EscrowTech can conduct technical verification, testing, or other services relevant to the archive.

The cost of the Archive is minuscule in comparison to the cost or loss involved if you need an archive after it is too late.

Examples of Archives Established with EscrowTech

 The parties settling a dispute relating to a software development and license agreement archived software (including source code), documentation of trade secrets, and other materials to precisely define the critical subject matter of the agreement. Any claims of future infringement (or non-infringement) by a party of the other party’s rights can be judged with reference to the archived materials.

 A venture capitalist required an archive of CD ROMs of software, invention descriptions, and documentation from a software company to document the intellectual property of the company in which an investment was made.

 Two parties archived their respective passwords with EscrowTech.

 The settlement of a trade secrets case included the archive of trade secret materials with EscrowTech.