I wanted to check in and see what the general situation is with respect to insurance against intellectual property infringement for most contractors.
IP infringement appears to be excluded from professional indemnity insurance as standard. (Perhaps unsurprisingly given potential costs involved).
I have recently received a contract which specifically states liability for any intellectual property infringement claim.
Is this generally a standard clause?
Do independent contractors in general have to expect to take on liability for future IP infringement of work they delivered?
E.g. What if a relevant patent turns up some years later!