How to get the highest possible royalty rate. I have coached over 100+ people through Invention licensing deal negotiation. I have boiled down the best actions and questions you can take to get a higher royalty rate…and to even find out the top offer they are willing to accept. It comes down to asking really good questions at the right time. If you know the right questions to ask and when you can give yourself a lot of the times at least a 2% raise.