Brock recognizes its unique role in the production of knowledge within society. In this role it strives to produce benefits for society through the publication of its research findings and, where appropriate, encouraging the commercial application of its research.
Brock makes no claim to IP created by its faculty members during the normal course of their employment. At the same time, if faculty members have used University facilities and support in creating IP, the University and the inventor together are ethically, legally and financially involved. For this reason Brock asks all that all inventions made at Brock are disclosed to Brock.
Faculty members may choose to partner with Brock to commercialize their IP, in which case, Brock will manage the legal, financial and ethical risk for maintaining and commercialising the IP. In a partnership, the faculty member will assign their rights to Brock, and Brock and the faculty member will enter into a revenue sharing agreement in accordance with University policy.
Confidentiality is often an important aspect of managing IP. If you have an invention or an idea that might lead to IP, we advise that you contact us as soon as possible and always prior to any public disclosure.