Disclosure

Procedure Number: 
002
Policy Number: 
3402
Responsibility: 
Vice-President, Academic
Approved: 
Vice President, Academic
Effective: 
November 16, 2010
Last Amended: 
September 10, 2014
Review: 
September 10, 2016
Procedure Statement: 
  1. A Creator of intellectual property at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) must disclose any intellectual property subject to ownership by JIBC if she or he believes that there may be commercial potential. This disclosure must proceed as soon as possible after the decision to commercialize the Intellectual Property has been made, or as soon as research or other creative results demonstrate applications of a commercial potential.
  2. Creators who intend to commercialize intellectual property in which they have copyright or patent that were developed using JIBC resources, must disclose this as soon as possible after the decision to commercialize the intellectual property has been made, or as soon as research or other creative results demonstrate applications of a commercial potential. This disclosure must be done whether the Creator intends to commercialize his/her intellectual property independent of, or with the support of the JIBC.
  3. Disclosures cited above will be by the creator to their immediate supervisor (Dean, Director or Vice President). Disclosure must be in writing and must occur prior to the commencement of any commercialization activities, including discussions with third parties.
  4. In the cases where the intellectual property is developed under a contract or other arrangement that the JIBC enters into with the sponsors, the ownership of intellectual property will be part of the negotiated agreement. Individuals from JIBC who participate in the work will be informed of the arrangements for the intellectual property in advance and may thereby make an informed choice about their participation in the research. The agreement will specify all arrangements made about the sharing of any proceeds with those who contribute to the development of the intellectual property.
  5. JIBC Members (faculty, employees and students) may voluntarily assign or transfer their interest in intellectual property to the JIBC to enable JIBC to assist with commercialization, or for other purposes mutually agreed to; and JIBC, may accept such assignment or transfer and thereafter may transfer or license its ownership or interest to third parties.

Last updated June 18, 2015