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Richard Corley at the 2021 Osgoode Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements


Lawyer Richard Corley
Area Intellectual Property


March 25, 2021
10:30 am - 11:15 am - Understanding the IP in Your IT: Intellectual Property Considerations Critical to Your Technology Agreements

Speaker: Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will include the following topics:

  • Identifying the IP and its ownership; potential pitfalls arising from joint ownership of IP
  • Characterizing IP involved in the transaction: foreground versus background IP; base product versus customization; methodologies versus work product
  • What rights do employees and independent contractors have in the IP they provide as part of technology development?
  • How information technology agreements can impact M&A transactions