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           IPRs:
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IPRs
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Uses of IPR
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IPR: Researcher Viewpoint
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Researchers in Finland
   In Finland, researchers are in very...
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IPRs When Submitting a Research Plan
   Research might genera...
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Inventions and IPRs: University policies
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Contents of the IPR Contracts
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  1. 1. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti IPRs: Intellectual Property Rights Researcher’s Viewpoint Marko Nieminen Professor of usability and user interfaces Software Business and Engineering Laboratory P.O.Box 9210, FIN-02015 TKK, FINLAND T-0.7050 Introduction to Postgraduate Studies in Computer Science TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  2. 2. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti www.aka.fi The Researcher’s Mobility Portal TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  3. 3. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti IPRs Author's right / Copyright Copyright and neighbouring rights do not require registration to be valid Industrial property rights Patents, utility models trade marks, trade names, brands designs protection of integrated circuits, layout designs, plant variety rights Protected by international, regional and national law Granted for a limited time Transfer of ownership and the conditions of use determined by contracts TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  4. 4. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Uses of IPR The author / inventor who can, in the first place, exclusively decide about the use of his work or invention Inventor often sells part of his economic rights to a publisher The moral rights remain with the author / inventor: the right to be mentioned as the author the right to object to the derogatory treatment of his work TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  5. 5. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti IPR: Researcher Viewpoint A researcher has certain rights to the publications and patented inventions he has made earlier (unless he has assigned his rights) He may also be bound by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) These contracts cannot, however, prevent him from using his professional skills at a new employer TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  6. 6. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Researchers in Finland In Finland, researchers are in very different positions depending on where they work individual doctoral students participants of graduate schools university projects with or without external funding research in companies or research institutes TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  7. 7. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti IPRs When Submitting a Research Plan Research might generate inventions with commercial potential Researcher team: the research plan should also contain a description of the mutual rights and obligations of the parties involved. TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  8. 8. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Inventions and IPRs: University policies The ownership of inventions made in higher education institutions (HEI) was re-defined by legislation entering into force on 1 January 2007 Two categories: collaborative and open Collaborative research At least one party external to the HEI, and it includes liabilities related to the research outcome. In this case, the HEI is entitled to acquire the rights to the invention, but the inventor is entitled to a fair compensation, which is determined case-by-case. Open research No parties outside the university are involved, and the inventor retains the rights to his invention. TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  9. 9. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Contents of the IPR Contracts Universities have model contracts to be used in research projects Contracts should be concluded at least on the following issues: research co-operation, the assignment of rights, confidentiality, and the transfer of material. TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  10. 10. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Responsibilities Ultimately the leader of the research project responsible for the material and technology used in the research project not to be violating anyone's rights The researcher answers for his own know-how and the possible restrictions caused by an NDA or trade secret contracts. IPR contracts of universities with other parties are negotiated by each university's administration, not by individual researchers or projects TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
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