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Intellectual Property Protection Governance for Procurement

Published: 15 September 2016

ID: G00386103

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


Management and protection of intellectual property (IP) is usually handled by legal teams. Unfortunately involving legal teams in procurement processes complicates the sourcing process and inflates timelines, ultimately affecting supplier relationships, reducing innovation and the willingness to share information. We suggest developing a model for structuring IP oversight that transfers critical skills and management responsibility to less costly and more responsive procurement staff.

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Develop Tiered IP Protection Roles

Create an IP Governance Model within Procurement

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