Work undertaken by University College Dublin researchers will result in the creation of intellectual property (IP). This intellectual property can take many forms such as:

  • Copyright
  • Patentable inventions
  • Algorithms
  • Biological materials
  • Chemical compounds
  • etc.

Your research project may have received funding and this funding will normally come with terms and conditions on how project results are protected. In complying with the terms of the research contract and your obligations under the UCD Intellectual Property Policy and Procedures, it is important that you are aware of the various ways that intellectual property can be protected.

The Intellectual Property Guide can start you on the road of understanding intellectual property and how it is protected.

If you are unsure as to how to proceed or you wish to make a general enquiry then contact a member of the Technology Transfer team.