One of the first issues to be decided in the context of a technology transfer is whether the rights to the technology are purchased directly by the recipient and assigned by the current owner, whether the acquiring party is simply licensed for the use of the technology, or whether another type of commercial agreement is entered into between the parties. a technology rights licensing agreement between two companies for the manufacture of contract products by the licensee and/or its subcontractors, The dissemination of technology transfer agreements in connection with the regional concentration of public research organizations and research universities makes it increasingly likely that Maryland practitioners will come into contact with these agreements. . . .