Understanding U of A Intellectual Property (IP) Policies
Please refer to this document for frequently asked questions (FAQ) about inventions and commercialization at the University of Alberta. We would be pleased to answer any of your questions regarding U of A IP Policies. Contact our Technology Management team here.
Negotiating and approving IP-related agreements
TEC Edmonton is the delegated signing authority for all Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements (NDA / CDA), Material Transfer Agreements (MTA), Data Share and Data Transfer Agreements (DSA / DTA), Inter-Institutional and IP agreements (IIA), Option and License Agreements. If you require or have received any of these agreements, please forward them to the contacts below for review. Please provide the following information: collaborator and collaborating institution contact information and purpose of the agreement.
For Natural Sciences and Engineering Faculties, please contact Darrell Petras (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Medicine and Health Sciences Faculties, please contact Veronica Coronado (email@example.com).
Submitting a Report of Invention or Report of Copyright form
If you are a University of Alberta researcher or student interested in commercializing IP, you will be asked to submit a Report of Invention (ROI) or Report of Copyright form to TEC Edmonton. We would be pleased to discuss these documents in detail. Contact our Technology Management team here. You may also refer to this document for frequently asked questions (FAQ) about inventions and commercialization at the University of Alberta.
Creating a spin-off company
The University of Alberta is very supportive of spin-off companies created by researchers. Through its programs, TEC Edmonton assists U of A spin-offs in their early stages. While no two spin-off company situations are the same, TEC Edmonton follows a set of defined principles in structuring a spin-off company deal. These principles can be found online at: “Principles for University of Alberta Spinoffs.”
See also our Guide to Creating a U of A Spin-Off.
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