IPAG recommends the following model agreements, which can be used at different stages of technology research and marketing transactions. These agreements are available in English and German. These include dispute resolution clauses relating to WIPO mediation and WIPO Expedited Arbitration. In addition to the IFCAI network, the WIPO centre can rely on specific cooperation agreements with a growing number of other institutions. This includes: Personally, I would recommend avoiding common intellectual property like the plague. If the parties decide that common ownership is the best solution, the most important thing is to remember that the agreement between the parties should detail the rights and obligations of all parties concerned in terms of common intellectual property. Common ownership should never be considered a “simple option.” Please read the legal disclaimer in case of www.ipag.at/projekt/download before using the IPAG model agreements. Under Article VI of the Lusaka Agreement, ariPO may seek cooperation with non-member state governments and other organizations and institutions wishing to help ARIPO or its members achieve their goals. It is important that intellectual property is agreed in a cooperation agreement before work takes place, although I accept that this is often not possible. At least intellectual property should be discussed and agreed upon before money is spent on the patenting process. When a company pays for innovative external work that is done, it generally expects to own any intellectual property. It can also expect to manage patent filings with the Patent Office and maintain all patents issued at its own expense. As a general rule, a company will attempt to own all the inventions relevant to its activities, but it must accept that the other party, particularly when it is a university, may have intellectual property.

In this case, the company will generally apply for exclusive access rights for a trading period. Intellectual property rules may vary depending on different national laws and it is therefore important to take this into account. Intellectual property in cooperation agreements Collaborative innovation can take many forms, including cooperation with universities, close cooperation with major suppliers and suppliers, cooperation with application developers, content providers, and technology and design houses.