Decision details

Assign the intellectual property rights relating to the Smart Connect Software

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Delivery

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

To assign the intellectual property rights relating to the Smart Connect software to the software company Smart Citizen, in exchange for an ongoing share of their profits, resulting from sales of the Smart Connect software.

Reasons for the decision:

To reduce the administrative burden on the Council, whilst retaining an interest in the software that the Council helped to develop.

Alternative options considered:

Retain the IPR.
Assign the IPR in exchange for a one off payment.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

N/A

Contact: Kevin Gibbs, Executive Director: Delivery Email: kevin.gibbs@bracknell-forest.gov.uk 01344 355621 Email: kevin.gibbs@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 12/11/2021