Reporting Intellectual Property with Commercial Potential
Under the Intellectual Property Policy, all intellectual property that you create while an employee of the University, or using University resources, that might have commercial potential must be disclosed to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research (DVC-R).
The DVC-R has nominated UniQuest’s Managers of Innovation and Commercial Development (MICDs) to receive all new reports of intellectual property that might have commercial potential, on his behalf.
You may contact the MICDs directly, or fill in the online Reporting IP form.
The requirement to report intellectual property you create as an employee of the University, or using University resources, applies regardless of whether you think it is owned by the University. The University is entitled to be given the opportunity to explore its own rights and indeed those of other potential creators, in relation to that intellectual property.
Commercial potential intellectual property should be reported once it has been created.
Reporting Intellectual Property from Past Employment, Other Projects or Third Parties
Intellectual property created in the course of your past employment, in projects undertaken independent of the University or that you have obtained from third parties, should not be used or applied to a UTAS research project without checking whether you have the right to do so. If you are in any doubt, you should contact a lawyer in Research Operations - Funding (Grants, Contract Research and Consultancies)