Sometimes a license deal can become a pain in the neck, for instance when one of the license partners is taken over by an unfriendly competitor. Both acting as licencor or acting as licensee, an unfriendly competitor can potentially block trade of the goods and services delivered under the license agreement.
For that reason:
I wish you a great 2016 and happy inventing,
Hendrik de Lange
+31 (0)6 481 74 686
Dutch and European patent attorney