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This CROSS LICENSE AGREEMENT (“Cross License”), dated as of September 1, 2005 (“Effective Date”), is made by and between Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a Delaware corporation having its principal place of business at 950 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, California 94086, (“ISI”), and Hansen Medical, Inc., a Delaware corporation having its principal place of business at 380 North Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, California 94043 (“Hansen”). Hansen and ISI may be referred to herein individually as a “Party”, and collectively as the “Parties”.


WHEREAS, ISI and Hansen each owns or controls rights under various patents, utility models and applications therefor in various countries of the world with respect to the medical devices industry; and

WHEREAS, each Party desires to acquire licenses under such patents, utility models and applications therefor of the other Party and to grant licenses under such patents and utility models and applications therefor to the other Party, all for specific purposes and as provided in and subject to the terms of this Cross License.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and premises contained herein, the Parties agree as follows:


As used in this Cross License, the following capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:

1.1 Acquisition” means (A) any consolidation or merger of a Party with or into any other corporation or other entity or person, or any other corporate reorganization, other than any such consolidation, merger or reorganization in which the stockholders of a Party immediately prior to such consolidation, merger or reorganization, continue to hold at least a majority of the voting power of the surviving entity in substantially the same proportions (or, if the surviving entity is a wholly owned subsidiary, its parent) immediately after such consolidation, merger or reorganization; or (B) any transaction or series of related transactions to which a Party is a party in which in excess of fifty percent (50%) of such Party’s voting power is transferred; provided that an Acquisition shall not include any transaction or series of transactions principally for bona fide equity financing purposes in which cash is received by such Party or any successor or indebtedness of such Party is cancelled or converted or a combination thereof.

[*] Confidential information in this Exhibit has been omitted and filed separately with the Commission. Confidential treatment has been requested with respect to the omitted portions.


1.2 Affiliate” means, with respect to a Party, any entity that controls, is under common control with, or is controlled by, such Party. For the purposes of this definition, the term “control” (with correlative meanings for the terms “controlled by” and “under common control with”) means that the applicable entity: (a) has beneficial ownership of greater than fifty percent (50%) of the voting securities of the subject corporation or other business organization with voting securities, (b) has greater than a fifty percent (50%) interest in the net assets or profits of the subject partnership or other business organization without voting securities, or (c) has the actual ability (through contract or otherwise) to direct and control the management and general business activities of the subject corporation, partnership or other business organization.
1.3 Applicable Law” means, as to any Person, any statute, law, rule, regulation, directive, treaty, judgment, order, decree or injunction of any Governmental Authority that is applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its properties.

1.4 Asset Transfer” shall mean a sale, lease, exclusive license or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of a Party.

1.5 CIP” means a continuation-in-part patent application as defined in Section 201.08 of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures.

1.6 Co-exclusive” means, with respect to the grant of license rights in a specified field of use and under identified intellectual property owned or controlled by the licensor, (a) that such license is the sole license under such intellectual property in such field of use, (b) that the licensor covenants that it and its Affiliates shall not grant to any other entity or party, any license or similar rights in such field of use under such licensor intellectual property (or any part thereof), including any license under such intellectual property to make, have made, use, offer for sale, sell, distribute and import products within the specified field of use (but provided that the foregoing shall not prevent licensor from granting (or impliedly granting) such rights solely to customers of licensor products that are covered by the applicable patent rights and solely to the extent required for such customers to use, re-sell, export and/or import such products), and (c) that the licensor retains the rights to use and practice such intellectual property in such field of use for its own account (i.e., despite the grant to the licensee, the licensor is not prevented from making, having made, using, marketing, offering for sale, selling, importing, distributing (directly or indirectly) or otherwise exploiting its products or services in the specified field of use under such intellectual property.)
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