PROTECTING KNOW-HOW & INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY
OPEN INNOVATION AND SHARING IDEAS
LEGAL IMPLICATIONS STEP BY STEP
Start discussions with potential partners without compromising your position. Do not disclose confidential, non-obvious, novel and detailed information on your ideas or solutions
Sign a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) or Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Exchange information and set the terms of collaboration
Sign an agreement that defines the relationship among the project partners, including obligations, the organization of the work, project management, IPR management, etc.
DO NOT DISCLOSE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
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.
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.