Intellectual Property Policy


This Policy aims to encourage originators of IP to be active participants in the systemic exchange and application of research findings and outcomes; to leverage the strengths of all parties, internal and external; and to ensure IP access and ownership arrangements are clear, fair and work to deliver optimal impact. This Policy supports the principles relating to the management of IP that are embodied in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and the National Principles of Intellectual Property Management for Publicly Funded Research. It also supports the University's strategic objectives, including fostering a culture that values and encourages knowledge transfer, and lifting end-user utilisation and commercialisation of the University's research.

RMO File No. 2016/5688
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Responsible policy officer Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 9 May 2018
Approved by University Council on 28 May 2018
Related Policies Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

Behaviour and Conduct Policy

Brand Policy

Copyright Compliance Policy

Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies Legal Compliance Framework

National Principles of Intellectual Property Management for Publicly Funded Research

Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies Policy

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement (as amended or replaced)

Related legislation Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
Patents Act 1990 (Cth)
Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (Cth)
Designs Act 2003 (Cth)
Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth)
Circuit Layouts Act 1989 (Cth)
Superceded Policies Intellectual Property Policy (2005)
Intellectual Property Policy (2012)
Effective from 28 May 2018
Review Date 27 May 2021
Contact for queries about the policy Ms Kiara Bechta-Metti, Director Commercialisation, ICP, or tel: 8313 9296

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.