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IP at Swinburne: Relevant Contracts and Policies seminar

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Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
Venue: Swinburne Moot Court, Building TD, Room 120 Swinburne University, John Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122

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With the emergence of the global ‘knowledge’ economy, the exploitation of valuable intellectual property (IP) rights has become a crucial source of competitive advantage for businesses and nations.  An example is Microsoft paying USD1 billion for eight hundred AOL patents in 2012, which means an average cost of USD1.25 million per patent (Forbes, June 2013).

Swinburne’s vision is to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.  In support of this vision, Swinburne’s Intellectual Property policies aim to:

  • encourage an environment in which teaching, learning and research will flourish;
  • balance private and public interests in access and use of IP and protection of the rights of originators;
  • maximise the benefits to Australia from publicly funded research;
  • provide incentives to staff and students for the creation of valuable IP and new ventures and partnerships, by sharing benefits of commercialisation.

This seminar deals with intellectual property insofar as it relates to the rights and responsibilities of staff and students undertaking research at Swinburne and covers IP clauses in research collaboration agreement, Swinburne’s IP policy and IP Management process, as presented by Alice L. Wong, Manager Intellectual Property Commercialisation, Swinburne University of Technology.

Contact Information: Kelli Larson