Results and IP

Where you have several Research Contracts with one organisation, either running back to back or side by side, it is important that you know which IP was created under which Research Contract and therefore which category it falls into. It frequently happens that even in contracts between the same organisations that terminology is different and the rules applying to that IP will be different from contract to contract.

You will probably have various Research Contracts ongoing with different organisations. It is even more important here to be absolutely clear which IP was generated under which contract and therefore the rules which apply to it. The necessary record-keeping may seem tedious at times but it is important in the long run. You do not want to be in the middle of a disagreement between such organisations about who has what rights over which IP.