Understanding IP

This section is intended to act as a reference for use from time to time during your academic/staff life or life as a research student. Its aim is to provide an overview of the key issues relating to Intellectual Property (IP) which are likely to arise during your academic/research career or study. IP is important whatever your academic discipline is. If you are in the Faculty of Humanities, for instance, the key IP right for you will be Copyright which is relevant to all your research papers and all your teaching and learning materials.

This Section Includes:

  • The nature of IP, how you may create it, and how to protect it
  • How to use IP belonging to others safely
  • How IP can be commercialised
  • The importance of confidentiality

For more in depth information on this section please see both Researchers’ Guides below:

Intellectual Property & Confidentiality

IP Policy Guide