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Intellectual Property


General information about intellectual property and the different forms of intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright, design rights, patents, trade marks) can be found at

This presentation gives an overview over the College’s intellectual property (“IP”) and commercial partnering policy. THIS PRESENTATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND MUST NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE WHO IS NOT A COLLEGE EMPLOYEE.

The College’s intellectual property (“IP”) and commercial partnering policy sets out amongst other things:

  • who owns the IP which an individual associated with the College creates
  • why the College is obliged to commercialise College IP, if possible
  • that all individuals associated with the College need to take steps to reduce the chance that third party rights are infringed

It is important that every individual who is associated with the College understands that all research outputs are a form of intellectual property and include:

  • algorithms
  • data or databases
  • interviews (e.g. audio recordings, audio visual recordings, and transcripts)
  • images (e.g. photographs)
  • materials
    • biological materials
    • chemical material
    • genetically modified materials
    • human specimen
  • method descriptions
  • questionnaires (including patient questionnaires)
  • patentable or patented technology
  • software
  • technical designs (including prototypes)

Commercialisation is the sale of a (technical) product or a service which uses or is based on a research output. The College itself does not commercialise its research outputs and instead assigns or licences its research outputs to companies who will do so.

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