Intellectual Property and Commercial Relationships: When are agreements needed?

Interacting with third parties such as product and service vendors, suppliers, partners is regular activity for many corporate employees. There are many circumstances that require employees to discuss proprietary information and an agreement should be established prior to sharing information. Students 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.

1 – Introduction Intellectual Property in Commercial Relationships and Preparing Agreements
2 – Module Learning Objectives
3 – Types of Confidential and Proprietary Information
4 – Protecting Proprietary Company Information
5 – Preserving Patentability During Disclosure
6 – Circumstances for Secrecy Obligations
7 – Determine in Advance Whether An Agreement is Needed
8 – Scenarios That May Require an Agreement
9 – Using a Standard Agreement
10 – Common Types of Agreements
11 – Getting an agreement drafted reviewed and executed
12 – Agreement Request and Approval
13 – Provide Legal With Background Information
14 – Agreement Request Form
15 – Agreement Approval Process
16 – Review of a Typical Agreement
22 – Business Scenario
23 – Knowledge Check
29 – Your Responsibility
30 – Summary
31 – Check Your Understanding