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Legal Issues related to the development, rollout and exploitation of Field Operational Test of Living Labs
Hans Bracquené, Bracquené Legal Consulting at IPR and Living Labs Workshop organised in Brussels on January 27th, 2012.

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    • Legal  Issues  related  to  the  development,  rollout  and   exploitation  of  Field  Operational  Test  of  Living  Labs     Seminar  Living  Labs  J A N U A R Y   2 6 T H   2 0 1 2    
    •   Speci=ic  questions  complementary  to  the  general  FP   Consortium  Agreements      Questions  related  to       1.  The  organisation  of  the  FOT   2.  The  physical  platform   3.  The  intellectual  property  rights   4.  The  organisation  of  the  test  panel      
    • 1.  Organisation  of  the  FOT  —  Separate  Legal  Entity?     ¡  Seldom  used   ¡  Type  of  Infrastructure?   ¡  Intended  Life  Time?    —  Daily  Management  and  related  Powers    More  complicated  legal  set-­‐up  requesting  more  interaction   with  third  parties            
    • —  Admission  of  New  Members   ¡  Who  decides?   ¡  Open  character?   ¡  Competitors?  Cf.  competition  law   ¡  Different  Types  of  Membership?     Members  vs.  Customers    
    • 2.  Development,  rollout  and  exploitation  —  “Classical”  R&D  complemented  by  “classical”  delivery     Date,  acceptance,  warranties  and  liabilities:  Obligation  of  result?     Ownership  of  the  platform:  by  one  legal  entity  or  remains  with   contributors?     Avoid  co-­‐ownership     Exploitation:  who  can  commit  FOT  and/or  consortium  members?     Price-­‐setting   ¡  contribution  of  parties  need  to  be  re=lected   ¡  third  parties:  arm’s  length  price  
    • 3.  Intellectual  Property  Rights  —  FP7  scheme  applicable  to  R&D  part  but  not  adapted   for  speci=ic  questions    —  Test  Results  are  highly  sensitive  and  product  owner   will  not  share  them  nor  grant  user  rights    —  Separate  category  of  Foreground:  owned  by  product   owner  without  any  further  obligation      
    • —  Product  improvement  of  development  using  the  LL:   FP7  scheme  in  principle  applicable  but  acceptable?     ¡   end  phase  of  product  development   ¡   attractiveness  for  third  parties  of  the  LL      
    • 4.  Test  Panel  —  Speci=ic  Background  and  Foreground  related  to  the  selection   and  management  of  the  panel.  Speci=ic  treatment  required?    —  Relationship  with  test-­‐user   ¡  Beware:  no  longer  under  commercial  law  but  civil  law   ¡  Keep  it  simple  but  be  explicit  —  Non-­‐disclosure  agreement      
    • —  Agreement  for  the  use  of  the  product   ¡  Loan   ¡  No  warranty,  servicing   ¡  Liability    —  Privacy  Legislation  
    •  Hans  Bracquené    Tel:  +32  16  23  95  49    Fax:  +32  16  20  06  21    www.bracquene.be