Intellectual Property Rights

Policy passed at the Ordinary General Meeting on 2005-06-11

Whilst the majority of postgraduates will produce no intellectual property of commercial value, their legal rights as creators of original knowledge must be respected. For the minority who do produce commercially exploitable work, a flawed system of rights ownership may cause significant losses, both financial and in terms of future employment.. After sufficient research and discussion, the NPC will draw up guidelines on the handling of intellectual property created by postgraduates, with special reference to its commercial exploitation.