European Institute of Management and Finance | Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Protection
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Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Protection

Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Protection


Outsourcing is widely accepted as a strategic and fundamental tool for providing a competitive advantage.


Many successful organizations recognize the need to form a comprehensive outsourcing strategy in order to focus on their core activities and goals, whilst remaining agile enough to cope with the changing market conditions and demands and be able to fully support their global expansion.


In the current technological environment, outsourcing seems more important than ever and it is estimated that it will boost growth in demand by 2025. Information Technology outsourcing is currently widely used by many organizations.


Moreover, disruptive outsourcing – led by cloud and automation – is fundamentally transforming traditional outsourcing models. Within this context, intellectual property protection is fundamental to the success of the outsourcing deal. It is also considered crucial to have a strategy in place for protecting the organization’s intellectual property.


This course takes a brief look at what outsourcing is, the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing, the types of outsourcing and the stages of the outsourcing process. It will also consider both the Supplier’s and the Customer’s objectives and needs and will devotes some time to the structuring of the outsourcing deal and agreement. It then looks very briefly into various examples of outsourcing in a variety of industries including touching on disruptive outsourcing solutions and online outsourcing.


Furthermore, the course deals thoroughly with the protection of the intellectual property involved in the outsourcing deal and will specifically discuss intellectual property protection in information technology outsourcing.



Training Objectives


By the end of the programme, participants will:


  • Understand what outsourcing is and the reasons for outsourcing
  • Familiarize themselves with the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing
  • Learn about the types of outsourcing and the stages of the outsourcing process
  • Define and analyze the Supplier’s and the Customer’s objectives and needs
  • Comprehend the challenges surrounding the outsourcing deal and negotiate it’s structuring
  • Familiarize themselves with the fundamental legal aspects and main provisions of an outsourcing agreement
  • Understand the importance of intellectual property (IP) and IP protection in Outsourcing with a focus on IP rights in the IT sector
  • Consider and discuss outsourcing examples in different industries



Training Outline



  • What is outsourcing
  • Advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing
  • Types of outsourcing
  • The stages of the outsourcing process


The Outsourcing Deal

  • The Supplier’s and Customer’s outsourcing objectives and needs
  • Negotiating and structuring the outsourcing agreement
  • Structuring the deal
  • Structuring the agreement


Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Protection

  • Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Software owned by Customer – Issues and Concerns
  • Special Concerns – Intellectual Property that is improved or created during the outsourcing agreement


Examples of Outsourcing

  • IT functions
  • Business processes and HR
  • Finance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Health and safety Operational outsourcing
  • Disruptive Outsourcing Solutions
  • Online Outsourcing



Training Style


The programme is designed to deliver knowledge and enhance participant’s skills through presentations, discussions and class interaction. Lectures aim at explaining the main issues while providing the grounds for in-depth deliberation and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to discuss and pose their questions providing a practical enhanced learning environment.


Participants will also benefit from group work, where they will be called to brainstorm and offer their views for the matters discussed. Participants will benefit further from feedback and take away the knowledge gained to be transferred to their workplace.



CPD Recognition


This programme may be approved for up to 4 CPD units in Law. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.


Professionals requiring CPD units to meet the education requirements for an occupational licence renewal and/or for maintaining other professional memberships/certifications which accept CPD in Law are advised to consider training subjects in categories that indicate CPD training in Law.



Who Should Attend


The programme is ideal for:


  • C-Level Executives and Senior Managers
  • Outsourcing Managers and Associate Outsourcing Managers
  • Sales and Business Development Executives
  • Strategy Managers
  • Business Transformation Managers and Officers
  • Technology Strategy Leaders
  • Digital Transformation Officers
  • Innovation Leaders
  • Project Managers and Associate Project Managers
  • Business Outsourcing Delivery team members
  • HR Managers
  • Customer Relations Managers and Customer Service Officer
  • Internal Lawyers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Lawyers, Legal Consultants and Business Consultants
  • Legal Services professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Technology Developers
  • Web Developers