Creating, managing and using intellectual property (both your own and others) is a core element of academic life. Intellectual property (IP) represents the property of your mind or intellect - knowledge, discoveries and inventions in material form. It includes ‘know-how,’ trade secrets, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, reports, publications, and literary and artistic works (see full definition below). With the exception of copyright and circuit layout rights, which are automatic, you must take formal steps to register IP and obtain the legal rights of ownership.
This site provides information about the University’s IP-related policies, processes and support services as well as guides for staff and students.
Intellectual Property Ownership
IP is continually generated by researchers. It is not just tangible items such as patents, designs, manuscripts, and pieces of art, but ideas, data, concepts and theories. IP includes: