Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

IP Intellectual Property Policy

Show Field Notes
Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 15th April 2025 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer David Currow
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures)
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive David Currow
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures)
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact Innovation and Commercial Research Unit General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - June 2006 - University Council - New Policy.

2 - August 2007 - N/A - Minor modification to include Fellow, Visiting Student and Volunteer Assignment of IP Policy in IP Policy Framework; and to change Manager of Innovation and Commercial Development. (MICD) to Manager of Innovation and Commercialisation (MIC).

3 - 6 May 2009 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Migrated to UOW Policy Template as per Policy Directory Refresh.

4 - 9 March 2010 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Future review date identified in accordance with Standard on UOW Policy.

5 - 18 August 2010 - N/A - Policy Custodian position title and email address changed to reflect new role.

6 - 1 March 2011 - N/A - Policy Custodian position title and email address changed.

7 - 21 June 2011 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Updated to reflect change of name from Wollongong College Australia to UOW College.

8 - 16 January 2012 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - Updated to reflect name change from Commercial Research Unit to Innovation and Commercial Research.

9 - 27 January 2012 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Updated definitions of Administration or Course Material and related changes to the Definitions.

10 - 8 February 2013 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - Updated supporting documents and references to include new IP Commercialisation procedures and guidelines.

11 - 6 September - 2016 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) - Updated policy Custodian and Division responsible to reflect structural change.

12 - 22 August 2017 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) - Updated to reflect UOW Policy Template, UOW definitions, Division titles and supporting documents with links.

13 - 16 April 2020 - Vice-Chancellor - Substantially updated to clarify IP ownership, use, protection, and notification.



17/11/2023: Position name changed from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures) (DVCR) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures) (DVC-RSF)