IP RIGHTS

PROTECTING KNOW-HOW & INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY

OPEN INNOVATION AND SHARING IDEAS

In the context of open innovation, the protection of intellectual property (IP) plays a crucial role. Without IP protection, you may not want to share any ideas. Open innovation does not imply a free sharing of ideas and know-how. Open innovation and protecting ideas as well as intellectual property can go hand in hand, if relevant stipulations are in place.

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS STEP BY STEP

STEP 1 GET STARTED

Submit your challenge or proposal on SAIRA without disclosing detailed information. Make sure that you are familiar with our Terms of Use and Submission Guidelines

STEP 2 IT’S ALMOST A MATCH

Start discussions with potential partners without compromising your position. Do not disclose confidential, non-obvious, novel and detailed information on your ideas or solutions

STEP 3 LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS: PART I

Sign a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) or Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

STEP 4 BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS

Exchange information and set the terms of collaboration

STEP 5 LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS: PART II

Sign an agreement that defines the relationship among the project partners, including obligations, the organization of the work, project management, IPR management, etc.

TERMS OF USE

DO NOT DISCLOSE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Together, with an experienced team of legal advisors, we have developed Submission Guidelines and Terms of Use, setting the legal framework to protect your ideas and know-how. Publishing any information on SAIRA does not imply a transfer of IP to the provider of the platform. Even though you do not give SAIRA or any other third party the permission for any commercial use of the submitted information, do not disclose any confidential details. We encourage researchers to share ideas and know-how in accordance with the Terms of Use and our Submission Guidelines.

FACT SHEET

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN OPEN INNOVATION

In 2015, the European IPR Helpdesk (an initiative of the European Commission) has published a fact sheet on »Intellectual property management in open innovation«. This fact sheet aims to highlight the importance of the open innovation model as an opportunity, and the issues to be taken into account for a proper management of IP when innovating through open innovation approaches. Disclaimer: Please note that this fact sheet has been developed with the IPR Helpdesk, the positions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of SAIRA and WAITRO.

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HELPDESK

ANY QUESTIONS?

You still might feel reluctant to share your ideas on SAIRA. If you have any specific questions about the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) on our open innovation platform, please get in touch.