Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights
|Standard number:||BS 8538:2011|
|ISBN:||978 0 580 70010 1|
This standard BS 8538:2011 Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights is classified in these ICS categories:
- 03.140 Patents. Intellectual property
This British Standard specifies requirements for the provision of services to the originators of intellectual property with a view to their commercialization.
It specifies principles for the ethical behaviour of the service provider relating to:
integrity and competence;
transparency regarding fees, costs and finances;
confidentiality and the disclosure of information;
the declaration of interests and conflicts; and
It also specifies a process for service provision, covering:
initial engagement with the originator;
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs);
evaluation of the originator’s idea; and
commercial agreements for the provision of advice and/or services.