Evolving Relationship between Law, Offshoring of Professional Services, Intellectual Property, and International Organizations

25 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2007  

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

David A. Gantz

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Devin Sreecharana

University of Arizona

Jeremy Kreyling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 29, 2007

Abstract

This paper covers four issues. First, it examines evolving international conventions to determine whether countries, especially developed countries, can take any steps to inhibit offshoring with the objective of protecting jobs in their respective countries. Second, it looks at statistics from independent sources to see if outsourcing exceeds insourcing, or vice versa, in the case of the US. Third, it looks at trends in outsourcing in the legal arena. Fourth, it looks at the intellectual property aspects of outsourcing and presents a long-term vision on how this ticklish issue is likely to be addressed in the long-term.

Keywords: Outsourcing, offshoring, legal aspects of outsourcing, intellectual property, 24-Hour Knowledge Factory, global development teams, insourcing, net economic benefits, national policy, international conventions, World Trade Organization (WTO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Amar and Gantz, David A. and Sreecharana, Devin and Kreyling, Jeremy, Evolving Relationship between Law, Offshoring of Professional Services, Intellectual Property, and International Organizations (August 29, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1010843 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1010843

Amar Gupta (Contact Author)

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David A. Gantz

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Devin Sreecharana

University of Arizona ( email )

Tucson, AZ 85721
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Jeremy Kreyling

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