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IPR and EU-funded projects by Ms. Catarina D'Araujo (IPR Helpdesk) at the IPR and Living Labs workshop on January 27th, 2012.

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  1. 1.     Intellectual  Property  in  EU  Funded   Research  Projects     CATARINA  D’ARAUJO   catarina.araujo@iprhelpdesk.eu   27  January  2012   ENoLL,  Brussels  
  2. 2. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   2   •  Funding  sources   •  IP  Rules  and  Agreements  in  FP7   •  Specific  Vocabulary  in  FP7   •  IP  rules  in  CIP   •  Need  Assistance?  The  European  IPR   Helpdesk  
  3. 3. Funding  sources   January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   3   ICT   (InformaQon  and   CommunicaQon   Technologies)  
  4. 4. STOP     IP  Rules  and  Agreements  in  FP7     ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   4   January  2012  
  5. 5.   Where  do  I  find  rules  regarding   IP  in  FP7  projects?   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   5   January  2012  
  6. 6. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Protec@on  of  IP  in  FP7  projects  is   dealt  with  in  …     …  Grant  Agreement     …  ConsorQum  Agreement   …  Guide  to  Intellectual  Property     Rules  for  FP7  projects  (=  not  legally   binding)       IP  Rules  in  FP7   6   Note!     The   IPR   Helpdesk   has   produced   several   fact   sheets  dedicated  to  IP   management   in   FP7   projects  
  7. 7.   Who  is  involved  in  the  main   agreements?   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   7   January  2012  
  8. 8. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   8   EC PROJECT COORDINATOR BENEFICIARI ES GRANT AGREEMENT TIMELINE PROCESS Overview:  FP7  Agreements   EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT
  9. 9. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Clauses  &  Issues   9   Document   Signature   Par@es   Content   IP  relevant  issues   Grant  Agreement   End  of   negoQaQons   phase   Beneficiaries  &   the  European   Commission   Establishes  the  rights   and  obligaQons  of   beneficiaries  with   regard  to  the  EU   IP  rules  are  not   negoQable   Annex  I  -­‐  DoW  and  PUDF   Annex  II  -­‐  General   condiQons  applying  to   FP7  projects,  including   the  management  of  IPR   Annex  III  -­‐  CondiQons   specific  to  each  FP7   programme   Consor@um   Agreement   During   negoQaQons   phase   Project   Coordinator  &   other   Beneficiaries   Sets  out  the  legal  basis   for  the  internal   relaQonship  and   responsibiliQes  among   beneficiaries.   IP  rules  need  to  be   agreed  upon  by  partners   All  IP  aspects  related  to   the  specific  project   (without  contradicQng   the  Grant  Agreement   provisions  on  IP)  
  10. 10. STOP     Specific  Vocabulary  in  FP7     ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   10   January  2012  
  11. 11. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Key  terms  in  the  context  of  FP7  are:     •  Background   •  Foreground   •  Access  rights   •  Use   •  DisseminaQon   Vocabulary  in  FP7   11  
  12. 12. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Background   12   •  Remains  the  property  of  the  project  partner  that  brings  it  into   the  project   •  Project  partners  have  the  right  to  define  the  background  that   each  of  them  is  going  to  make  available  to  the  project  and  /  or   exclude  from  their  obligaQon  to  grant  access  rights   •  This  can  be  done  as  “posiQve”  or  “negaQve”  list  –  in  wriQng   and  ajached  to  the  ConsorQum  Agreement   Protec@on  of  background  before  the  project  starts  is  very   important!          IdenQficaQon   DefiniQon   CondiQons   AuthorisaQons   NDA  
  13. 13. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Foreground  (I)   13   Ownership:     •  Each  beneficiary  is  the  owner  of  the  results  it  generates  during  the   project.     •  Employees  rights  have  to  be  taken  into  consideraQon.     Joint  ownership:     •  Arises   for   foreground   generated   in   common   between   two   or   more   partners  while  their  respecQve  parts  cannot  be  determined.     •  Project   partners   must   therefore   conclude   a   joint   ownership   agreement  to  deal  with  allocaQon  and  exercise  of  the  rights.   •  In  absence  of  such  an  agreement,  a  default  joint  ownership  regime   applies.           Joint  ownership  may  be   dealt  with  in  the  CA  (as  one-­‐ size-­‐fits-­‐all  instrument)  or  in   a  separate  agreement  for   each  specific  joint  ownership   situa@on.    
  14. 14. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Foreground  (II)   14   Transfer  of  Ownership:     • A  beneficiary  may  transfer  ownership  of  its  foreground.   • The  other  project  partners  should  be  informed  about  the  envisaged   transfer  –  objecQon  possible  if  their  access  rights  are  not  preserved.           Licensing:     • A   project   partner   may   grant   an   exclusive   license   to   foreground   /   background  but  the  other  parQcipants  shall  waive  their  access  rights  in   wriQng.        
  15. 15. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Access  Rights  (I)   15   •  Each  project  partner  has  the  right  to  request  access  rights  to  the  other   project  partner‘s  background  and  foreground  as  long  as  it  needs  them   in  order  to  carry  out  its  work  under  the  project  or  to  use  its  own   foreground.     •  Must  be  made  in  wri@ng.   •  Are  to  be  granted  throughout  the  duraQon  and  up  to  1  year  amer  the   end  of  the  project  for  use  needs  (unless  a  different  period  is  agreed).   •  Access  rights  do  not  confer  the  right  to  grant  sub-­‐licences.   •  Affiliated  en@@es  may  get  some  access  rights  for  use  purposes.   However  they  need  foreground  ownership  (to  be  transferred  on  by   parQcipants  in  whole  or  in  part).        
  16. 16. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Access  Rights  (II)   16   Gran@ng  of  Access  Rights   Project  parQcipants  have  an  obligaQon  to  grant  other  partners  access  to   their  know-­‐how,  if  the  lajer  need  the  know-­‐how  in  order  to  be  able  to   implement  the  project  or  to  use  the  results  of  the  project   Access  to   background   Access  to   foreground   Project   implementaQon   Royalty-­‐free  (unless   otherwise  agreed  before   the  GA)   Royalty-­‐free   Use  of  results   Royalty-­‐free,  or  on   fair  and  reasonable   condiQons   Royalty-­‐free,  or  on   fair  and  reasonable   condiQons  
  17. 17. •  Choice  of  the  most  suitable  IP  protec@on  tools  (e.g.  patent  or   confidenQal  informaQon?)   •  Adequate  and  effec@ve  considering  the  results  characterisQcs   •  In  accordance  with  the  other  partners’  legi@mate  interests   •  No   mandatory,   but   good   prac@ce   to   consult   with   other   partners  before  protecQng   •  Where   foreground   capable   of   industrial   or   commercial   applicaQon   has   not   been   protected,   no   dissemina@on   ac@vi@es  may  take  place   •  Once   foreground   has   been   protected,   then   you   can   start   planning  how  to  use  and  disseminate  the  project  results   ProtecQon   January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   17     It  is  important  to  remember   that  many  IPR  demand   novelty  as  a  requirement  for   acquiring  protec@on.   Keeping  confiden@ality  is   therefore  essen@al.    
  18. 18. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   Use   18   Beneficiaries  shall  use  the  foreground  which  they  own  or   ensure  that  it  is  used,  essenQally  through  two  routes:       •  for  use  in  commercial  ac@vi@es,  such  as  markeQng  a   product;     •  for  use  in  further  research  ac@vi@es.       This  use  of  foreground  can  be  direct  (by  the  owner  itself),  or   carried  out  by  other  parQes  (through  licensing,  for  example).          
  19. 19. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   DisseminaQon  (I)   19   Annex  II  of  the  Grant  Agreement  =   the  disclosure  of  foreground  by  any   appropriate  means  other  than  that   resulQng  from  the  formaliQes  for   protecQng  it,  and  including  the   publicaQon  of  foreground  in  any   medium.    
  20. 20. January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   DisseminaQon  (II)   20   Project  partners  are  obliged  to  disseminate  the  results  swily   (having  due  regard  the  other  partners’  interests,  IP  rights  and  confidenQality)         But:     •  No  disseminaQon  of  foreground  may  take  place  before     decision  is  made  regarding  its  possible  protecQon.   •  In  case  project  partners  fail  to  disseminate  the  results     without  any  jusQficaQon,    the  Commission  may   disseminate  the  foreground  without  seeking  permission   from  the  project  partners  who  own  it  (Art  II.30.2  of  GA)      
  21. 21.   At  which  stages  of  my  project     does  IP  maCer?   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   21   January  2012  
  22. 22. IP  in  FP7  Project  Life  Cycle   January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   22   The   IPR   Helpdesk   has   recently   produced   three   fact   sheets   which   provide   you   with   a   general   overview  of  the  enQre  FP7  process,  from  the  proposal  stage  unQl  the  end  of  the  project.  All  these   fact  sheets  are  strictly  interconnected  so  that  a  thoroughgoing  reading  of  the  three  is  strongly   advisable  for  a  bejer  understanding  of  the  issues  at  stake.  
  23. 23. Amer  Project  End  ?   January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   23   Exploita@on  of  IP     •  Make  direct  revenues  (exploitaQon  conceded   to  third  parQes)   -  Licensing   -  Franchising   -  Sale     •  Valorise  IP  =  to  increase  IP  value,     intangible  assets   •  Safeguard  intangible  values/capital  of  the   company  by  enforcing  IP  rights     Increase  oragniza@onal  business  value!    
  24. 24. STOP     IP  rules  in  CIP   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   24   January  2012  
  25. 25. IP  rules  in  CIP   January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012   25   •  The   IP   rules   can   be   found   in   the   concrete   work   programme,   model   grant   agreement  and  informaQon  within  the  call  documenta@on.   •  The  rules  follow  the  general  scheme  of  FP7,  but  have  important  specificiQes.   ParQcipants  must  be  familiar  with  these  specificiQes  and  be  aware  that  they   differ  from  programme  to  programme.  
  26. 26. STOP   January  2012   ©  European  IPR  Helpdesk  2012     Need  Assistance?     The  European  IPR  Helpdesk   26  
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