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Section 18: Intellectual Property Rights and Patents

18.1 General

Certain activities undertaken within the College including research and consultancy may give rise to ideas, designs and inventions which may be patentable. In this respect the specification of ownership of intellectual property is particularly important.

The College's policy on intellectual property is set out in the General Regulations.

The College's Ordinance is also relevant.

18.2 Patents

Council is responsible for approving procedures to deal with any patents accruing to the College from inventions and discoveries made by staff in the course of their research.

18.3 Intellectual Property Rights

In the event of the College deciding to become involved in the commercial exploitation of inventions and research, the matter should then proceed in accordance with the College's General Regulation on Intellectual Property.