It is certainly fair for the customer to get value from their system investment. It is equally useful that the consultant can draw on his experience and complement the knowledge gained through the development of the client system. From a contractual point of view, this means creating a language of formulation that allows the advisor to continue to integrate the techniques and ideas he knows into the client`s project, even if they are integrated into the work product. Conversely, the advisor should give the client a license to use these techniques and ideas, as embodied in the work product, instead of owning them. 6) Discuss intellectual property rights. Once the work has been approached, it is important to designate who owns the intellectual property that is created and who is free to grant it.