KEY DETAILS REGARDING THE REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY KEY DETAILS REGARDING THE REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Intellectual Property ownership

UEA asserts its right to ownership of Intellectual Property generated by staff in the course of their employment, in accordance with the provisions of the Patents Act 1977 and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Patents Act 1977 - Section 39

An invention made by an employee shall be taken to belong to his employer if it was made in the course of normal duties of the employee or specifically assigned duties in circumstances where an invention might reasonably be expected to result.

Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 - Section 11 (2)

Where a literary (includes computer programs), dramatic, musical or artistic work is made by an employee in the course of his employment, his employer is the first owner of any copyright in the work subject to any Agreement to the contrary.

Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 - Section 215

Where a design is created by an employee in the course of employment, his employer is the first owner of any design right in the design.

The University's ownership rights may be subject to the terms and conditions of any research contract or materials transfer agreement relevant to the Intellectual Property concerned.
 

IP regulations for staff and students

University Intellectual Property Regulations
Staff Intellectual Property Guide 
Student Intellectual Property Guide

Should you have any questions regarding these regulations please contact your Project Officer and we will be happy to help.
 

Revenue sharing arrangements

As a creator of Intellectual Property you are considered to be an inventor and have rights to be recognised as such. UEA has a policy for rewarding inventors to reflect their contribution to an invention. Revenue sharing arrangements for income generated from the exploitation of Intellectual Property can be found in the University Intellectual Property Regulations.