Disclosure of intellectual property
It is the responsibility of staff and student creators to identify, manage and participate in commercialisation of the intellectual property they have created. Inventors must alert the Research Collaborations and Partnerships team that they have made an invention: some apparatus, process, or composition of matter that is useful and distinctly different from anything previously known. They have a duty to disclose inventions to the University so the IP can be recognised formally, assessed and protected in accordance with commercial agreements or to allow commercial development.
An Invention Disclosure Form (doc 46kb) is provided so the IP can be formally recognised and to gather information which will assess whether or not the invention might be suitable for commercial development, revenues from which are shared with inventors.
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