Issue details

Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights Relating to Smart Connect Software

Entering into a contract with Smart Citizen, the developers of the Smart Connect software, to transfer ownership of the intellectual property rights. The rights currently belonging to the Council, which represent a small component of the software, will be transferred to Smart Citizen in exchange for an ongoing share of their profits.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Abandoned

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Contains commercially sensitive information relating to a key supplier to the Council.

Decision due: 12 Nov 2021 by Executive Director: Delivery

Lead member: Councillor John Harrison

Lead director: Executive Director: Delivery

Department: Delivery

Contact: Bobby Mulheir, Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital & IT Email: Tel: 01344 352096.

Consultation process

Advice was sought from Corporate Management Team and the Smart Card Working Group, which consists of Executive Members with knowledge of the history of the development of the Smart Connect software.


Smart Card Working Group

Making Representations: in writing to the Executive Director: Delivery

Financial Impact: This contract may result in a source of income for the Council in the future.

Reason the item will considered in private: Paragraph 3 - Information relating to financial or business affairs.

Document(s) to be considered: Report and contract