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Intellectual property

UOIT's Intellectual Property (IP) Policy states that all academic personnel, including faculty, post-docs and students, own the IP they create in the course of their teaching, research and other scholarly activities. In other words, UOIT is an inventor-owned institution.

IP consists of tangible forms of creations of the mind. Ideas are not intellectual property. Examples of IP include inventions, written works, drawings, bred plants and industrial designs. Like all forms of property, the ownership and rights associated with IP are dictated by national laws and acts of federal governments.

For a more in-depth description of each of these forms of IP, see the Common forms of intellectual property page.

The Office of Research Services is here to help you understand the options for developing your IP and how to access resources for doing so.

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