Collaboration Agreement Intellectual Property

Confidentiality agreement (conclude) See confidentiality agreement. Intellectual Property (IP) (closing) Creative ideas and expressions of the human spirit that have commercial value and are entitled to the legal protection of a property right. The main legal mechanisms for protecting intellectual property are copyright, patents and trademarks. IP rights allow owners to choose who can access their intellectual property and use it and protect it from unauthorized use. Most collaborative research agreements consist of five general parts. Agreements can be a little flexible in the terminology they apply. The names assigned to the subdivided are not very important. It is important that the agreement covers the following: the fourth part of a well-written cooperation research agreement is the budget. There is a tendency to view this as the most important part, as it documents the funding that the parties contribute.

However, this is an inappropriate emphasis. While public sector agricultural research is grossly underfunded and, therefore, the funds obtained by cooperation partners have an extremely important place in the overall research budget, collaborative research should never be seen primarily as an opportunity for revenue growth. Cooperation is much more than that. The focus solely on research funding misses the use of the agreement as a means of transferring technology and a means of creating an intellectual synergy that could be formed when researchers work together. The fourth part of an agreement is the budget. This section outlines the resources each party needs and contributes to the collaborative research project. The second step in dealing with IP/TP questions is to determine who owns what. The cooperation agreement should make it clear that all IP/TPs that contributed to collaborative research, but before the project, should be owned by the party that contributed to their use. This is why there should be a clear inventory of all IP/TP, with each party contributing to the project. The Intellectual Property Office has developed a series of standard agreements to help universities and businesses (particularly small and medium-sized enterprises) improve their cooperation. The agreements define a number of approaches to intellectual property ownership and use. They are easy to modify so that the text can be adapted to the negotiated agreement.

Intellectual property rights are rights under different types of legal protection. These material property rights include intangible property rights: the parties must cooperate closely to develop this section of a collaborative research agreement. Other parts of a collaborative research agreement can first be developed by a technology transfer agent and/or an IP manager, and then exchanged between partners for verification, observations and negotiation. However, cooperating researchers should establish a first draft working declaration themselves, which can then be processed by the technology transfer manager. This is because cooperating scientists are the ones who really understand the complexity of what needs to be done, and it is the scientists who must fully embrace the developed plan.