Adrian is an information technology specialist who has considerable experience advising clients in a range of commercial IT and telecommunications transactions. He joined the IT practice at Bristows in 2008 from the non-contentious IP and technology group of a large Australian law firm.
Adrian's experience across a range of industries has seen him leading and negotiating high profile IT procurement, outsourcing and systems integration projects. Acting for both customers and suppliers, Adrian has been involved in significant technology deals including Australia's largest private sector IT & T outsourcing project.
Adrian's recent work has involved advising clients on business transformation and BPO outsourcing transactions, and also complex system development and integration projects in both the public and private sector. His broad experience has also seen him involved in leading various technology projects from procuring business critical IT platforms and applications, to technology development, and web-based content and software licensing arrangements.
This Practice Note considers the intellectual property (IP or IPR) issues that can arise in an outsourcing arrangement. It describes the difference between background and foreground intellectual property rights and explains how to deal with rights that are owned or licensed by third parties. It also looks at IPR warranties and indemnities in outsourcing agreements.
This is a precedent outsourcing agreement under which the customer appoints a supplier as an outsourced services provider of a particular business function of the customer. It is a short form outsourcing agreement generally drafted on a pro-customer basis and is suitable for use in both IT and non-IT related outsourcing transactions. For more complex transactions, the long form outsourcing agreement should be used.
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