Handling Intellectual Property in Commercial Relationships

IInteracting with third parties such as product and service vendors, suppliers, partners is a routine activity for many corporate employees. There are many circumstances that require employees to discuss highly valuable proprietary information and an agreement should be established prior to sharing information. Learners will learn about what circumstances agreements should be established and the process to create such agreements. This course explores types of proprietary information and emphasizes the need for secrecy and describes the typical agreement.

Employees will learn about the business value and underlying principles of intellectual property assets.

After completing this module, learners will be able to:

  • Recall the common circumstances that agreements are required.
  • Discuss key components of the most popular agreements.
  • Contrast the purpose for each type of common technology related agreement.
  • Recognize the importance of having agreements, understand the potential risks by not having an agreement.
  • Identify circumstances where sharing proprietary can be avoided.
  • Determine the correct agreement for different circumstances.

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