Intellectual property policy
Intellectual property policy

I. Purpose of Intellectual Property Policy

Teikyo University (hereinafter referred to as "the University") is the "Teikyo University Intellectual Property Policy" (hereinafter referred to as "the University") in order to clarify the basic concept of the creation, protection, management and utilization of intellectual property at the University. This policy) is established and shown inside and outside the university.

Ⅱ. Applicable person of this policy

Persons subject to this policy are those who are employed by the university, such as faculty and staff members of the university, and those who have agreed to be subject to this policy.
Students who are not employed by the university are not subject to this policy in their regular research activities. However, when faculty and staff members of the University engage students in industry-university collaboration activities such as joint research, the faculty and staff members of the University must fully explain to the students about confidentiality and ownership of the results of their inventions. and the student shall endeavor to conclude a contract in accordance with this policy.

Ⅲ. Handling of intellectual property

  1. Intellectual property covered by this policy
    Intellectual property covered by this policy includes content that is closely related to the work of the faculty and staff at the University, such as creation by faculty and staff members of the University using research funds or facilities, equipment, and devices managed by the University. including the following rights recognized as:
    • Inventions subject to patent rights, ideas subject to utility model rights, designs subject to design rights, varieties subject to breeder rights (hereinafter referred to as "inventions")
    • Circuit layout that is subject to the right to use the circuit layout
    • Copyrighted works
    • Tangible property as a result of research and development
  2. Approach to Ownership of Intellectual Property
    In principle, the University may succeed to and own all or part of intellectual property rights pertaining to employee inventions created by faculty members of the University.
  3. Thinking about employee inventions
    When a notification of an employee invention is received, the Chairman decides whether or not the invention is an employee invention and whether or not to apply for it, based on the report of the employee invention committee.
  4. Concept of patent application / maintenance
    In order to apply for a patent as a university,
    • That the invention is a work invention,
    • Being patentable,
    • It is worth holding the right to the invention as a university
    It is necessary to meet the conditions of.
    Of these, it is worthwhile to hold the right to the invention as a university.
    • Regarding the patent, the license destination is fixed, the possibility of license is high, the possibility of transfer for a fee is high, etc., and the profitability is high in comparison with the right maintenance cost.
    • It plays an important role in the research activities of the university, such as being a basic invention related to the research theme of the laboratory, and in the future, inventions related to the invention will be made and will lead to new joint research with companies. To occupy
    • It should contribute to the university's industry-academia collaboration activities and social contribution activities, such as being the core technology of university-launched ventures.
    • Contribution to the educational activities of the university, such as the participation of students in inventions and the usefulness of practical education such as intellectual property education and venture education.
    It means that one of the above is satisfied.
    Whether or not to apply for a patent as a university will be decided by the Chairman in consideration of the above points based on the report of the Employee Invention Committee. In addition, even after the application, whether or not to maintain the right is similarly determined at the time of requesting examination, during examination, at the time of registration, and at the time of payment of the patent maintenance annuity.
  5. Utilization of intellectual property
    The University recognizes that it is an important role of the University to contribute to society by making effective use of the intellectual property created by the University. For this reason, we will endeavor to make effective use of the intellectual property of our university through the setting of licenses, transfer, and other methods.
  6. Compensation for inventors, etc.
    If the University obtains income from the exploitation (including transfer) of intellectual property, it will be distributed between the University and the inventor, etc., in accordance with the Teikyo University Educational Juridical Person's Invention Compensation Handling Regulations. This inventor, etc. includes students who are inventors, etc., and whose intellectual property rights, etc. have been transferred to the University.

IV. Policy on intellectual property created through interaction between companies and the outside world

As a general rule, intellectual property created by faculty and staff members through commissioned research belongs to the University.
Intellectual property resulting from joint research shall be as follows.

  • As a general rule, jointly developed intellectual property shall be shared between the University and companies. In this case, as a general rule, the share of rights shall be determined in consideration of the degree of contribution to the invention.
  • As a general rule, intellectual property created independently by one party to joint research shall be owned solely after receiving confirmation from the other party.

As for intellectual property generated through other research collaborations, etc., as a general rule, the share of the rights will be determined according to the degree of contribution to the intellectual property.

V. Confidentiality

In joint research with companies, it is extremely important to maintain confidentiality regarding research results and inventions. Faculty members, etc. shall fully recognize its importance and respond appropriately.

VI. Conflicts of interest

In principle, faculty members with the status of officers, employees, advisors, etc. of a company must not engage in joint research with the company so as not to raise any suspicion of conflict of interest.

VII. Activity system

Activities related to intellectual property at our university will be conducted at Teikyo Technology Transfer Center.
Teikyo Technology Transfer Center also engages in activities to deepen cooperation among the university's faculties, graduate schools, and research centers in the utilization of intellectual property, improve the literacy of researchers regarding patent acquisition, and identify research seeds that will contribute to patent acquisition. Provides consultation related to decisions, etc. In addition, he will play the role of a coordinator, connecting researchers with intellectual property inside and outside the university.