To ensure that there is clear guidance and understanding among AAS and its partners, consultants, applicants and funded researchers on issues of intellectual property and commercial exploitation.
Any entity (institution or individual) in receipt of funding from AAS must ensure that the terms of the agreement do not compromise its ability, or that of its staff, partners and consultants to adhere to the AAS conditions with respect to the use and/or publication of data/information coming out of the funding and intellectual property. This include but not limited to:-
a) Issues of ownership for IP generated during AAS funded projects
b) Commercial exploitation and the role of the AAS in supporting this process
c) Co-ownership between AAS and AAS funded innovators/researchers
a) Disclosure of IP during grant application and review
b) Co-ownership between AAS and AAS funded Innovators/Researchers
If a patent has been filed on the basis of AAS-funded research, then AAS should be informed, as it may be entitled to negotiate a revenue share. If the institution has no firm intention or plan to exploit, then AAS might be interested in taking it forward.
c) Patents pending
Applicants will sometimes indicate that a patent connected with their research is pending, or that they intend to file a patent in relation to the proposed research. Such applicants must indicate, where they have not been clearly requested by AAS in the grant application that “Applicant wish to or is expected to file a patent in relation to the proposed research’’.
d) IP during the Awarding and Implementation Stages
For further information, please contact The AAS through firstname.lastname@example.org