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Negotiate AI Contracts to Prevent Loss of Your Valuable Intellectual Property to Vendors and Competitors

Published: 11 January 2018

ID: G00338606

Analyst(s): Melanie Alexander


Many standard contracts for AI solutions can result in leaving customers' critical intellectual property ownership at risk. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must take a commanding role to minimize those risks by negotiating expanded ownership of datasets, improved outcomes and models.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Common Definitions of Customer Data Often Fail to Establish That Datasets Created by AI Systems That Learn Belong to the Customer
  • Situations Can Exist in Which the Models Created as a Result of the AI System Tuning and Refining Should Be Customer-Owned IP
  • Learning AI Systems Can Create New Software or Processes, That the Customer Should Be Designated the Inventor or Co-inventor

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