R&D activities may result in the creation of new intellectual property that may benefit the community and society. UTAR Intellectual Property Policy establishes a clear framework for the encouragement of discoveries of new knowledge and the development of new IP.
UTAR places high importance and value on research and development activities whether conducted by UTAR staff, or in collaboration with third parties. Recognising that these R&D activities may result in the creation of new inventions, technologies and discoveries which may have potential benefits to the community and society at large, UTAR has established a clear framework for the encouragement of discoveries of new knowledge and development of new intellectual property.
UTAR Intellectual Property (IP) Policy aims to achieve the following:
UTAR staff can obtain a copy of UTAR's Intellectual Property Policy (POL-DCC-002) through Web 2. This policy covers both UTAR staff and students, including adjunct, visiting and other fixed term or temporary appointees. Additionally, the policy applies to consultants and other persons generating IP in collaboration with UTAR staff or students, or are engaged by UTAR to undertake a specific activity. UTAR's IP Policy shall covers, but not restricted, to the following type of IP:
The Intellectual Property Management Committee (IPMC) ensures that the inventions and creations of UTAR staff and students are managed efficiently and to provide optimum benefits to UTAR and the inventors. The responsibilities of IPMC are:
To assist IPMC in performing its responsibilities, the Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation (DCC) shall conduct the following functions: