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C2M Live! January: Intellectual Property and Other Sticky Issues in Consulting Contracts
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It used to be easy to negotiate contracts with your clients – you prepared a Statement of Work, agreed on your hourly rate, when payment is due, and (maybe) a milestone schedule, and you were pretty much done. Not anymore. As consulting services become much more digital, intangible and cloud-based, intellectual property issues are becoming more important for your clients, who need absolutely clarity in their agreements as to exactly “who owns what” in the consulting relationship.

1/19/2016
When: Tuesday Jan. 19th
12pm (Pacific) 3pm (Eastern)
Where: C2M LIVE ZOOM PLATFORM
Presenter: CLIFF ENNICO
Contact: Juan Negroni
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It used to be easy to negotiate contracts with your clients – you prepared a Statement of Work, agreed on your hourly rate, when payment is due, and (maybe) a milestone schedule, and you were pretty much done.

Not anymore.

As consulting services become much more digital, intangible and cloud-based, intellectual property issues are becoming more important for your clients, who need absolutely clarity in their agreements as to exactly “who owns what” in the consulting relationship.

In this fast-paced, humorous, and exciting program, Cliff Ennico will teach you how to negotiate “assignment of work”, “copyright” and other IP-oriented provisions in your consulting contracts.  Specific topics will include:

 

  • the difference between copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets;
  • the difference between “assigning” and “licensing” IP rights;
  • your obligation to protect your client’s IP;
  • protecting IP you have generated and plan to use for other clients;
  • when you can – and should – assign IP rights to your work product to a client;
  • your ability to use IP after a consulting relationship ends; and
  • the finer points of confidentiality, non-solicitation and noncompete agreements.

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