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The IP Teaching Kit

This free IP Teaching Kit of the EPO provides academic teaching staff with a unique collection of PowerPoint slides, speaking notes and background information on all the main types of intellectual property (IP).

 

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Lambert Toolkit (Lambert Agreements)

The Lambert Toolkit has been prepared by the Lambert Working Group on Intellectual Property for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other.

 

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Material Transfer Agreement Forms

The Research and Innovation Services of the University of Dundee has developed incoming and outgoing MTA forms that researchers need to fill out in order to make sure that the technology transfer services are well informed when processing the MTA’s.

 

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Creating start-up: Accessing the appropriate investment capital

Money has no smell. However, within the market there are different types of venture capitalist, which vary in terms of amount of capital invested per participation, management style and objectives, requirements with respect to the company management team, etc.

 

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Creating a start-up: Evaluating the 'success' of a company

Many different aspects determine whether a start-up company is a success. Furthermore, the perception of success depends on the point of view and the particular involvement of the party assessing the success.

 

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Creating a start-up: Managing conflict of interest

Faculty and staff involvement in a start-up company (a newly-formed, privately-held, for-profit company) based on their own research and intellectual property creates opportunities for development and commercialization of inventions.

 

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Creating a start-up: Minimising failure rates

This presentation provides an overview of the elements to consider while a start-up project moves towards incorporation in order to minimize the risk of failure.

 

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Creating a start-up: Valuing intellectual property and skills

This presentation provides an overview of the elements generally considered by each of the parties involved in the discussion on the relative value of the transferred intellectual property and know how at the time of the incorporation of a start-up company.

 

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Fact sheet: IP Joint Ownership

This document is interesting reference document for those involved in negotiating and drafting agreements governing collaborations between research institutes.

 

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IP Management in research collaboration between EU and non-EU partners

More and more innovation is driven by research collaborations between different entities. Within the context of globalized economy, these research and innovation collaborations are becoming increasingly internationalised.

 

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IPR in China: Guidance for Researchers

Though the scale and substance of collaborations varies, a basic understanding of intellectual property rights (IPR) within the Chinese context may help to maximize the success of joint cooperation.