Who Owns the Intellectual Property Rights in Academic Work?
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
May 31, 2010
European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 2010, pp. 609–613
Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 49/2010
In this Opinion piece the ownership of intellectual property rights in university teaching and research is considered against the backdrop of British university intellectual property policies and recent cases. Starting from the position of Lord Evershed that it is "just and commonsense" that academics own the copyright in their lectures, and by extension the copyright in their research, I consider the policy arguments for university claims of ownership in respect of such copyright and academic employees' inventions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Intellectual Property, Ownership, Copyright, Patents, Inventions, Universities, Academics, Employees
Date posted: July 19, 2010 ; Last revised: October 26, 2010