Over the past months, the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI), in consultation with faculty focus groups, has undertaken drafting of a University of Windsor Intellectual Property Policy.
The Draft Intellectual Property Policy outlines the University of Windsor's position on the general policies and guidelines that define the rights and obligations of University of Windsor faculty, staff, and students with regard to inventions and other intellectual property that result from their University activities.
The intent of this policy is to create a university environment that encourages the generation of new knowledge or creative activities by an individual or team of faculty, staff, and students and to facilitate wide transfer of intellectual property and/or results of creative activities.
Once in effect, this policy will apply to all members of the University of Windsor. It is intended to be read in conjunction with the obligations of the University in existing collective agreements, and to provide guidance in those cases where there is an absence of any expressed agreement concerning intellectual property rights. In cases where this policy conflicts with existing written agreements, including the Windsor University Faculty Association Collective Agreement, the existing written agreement will take precedence.
The Draft Intellectual Property Policy was emailed to all faculty on June 15 and is also available online at http://www1.uwindsor.ca/vpri/draft-intellectual-property-policy-review.
Please forward all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 18, 2015.