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Intellectual Property

Generally, the creators of intellectual property in the areas of teaching and research retain the rights to it.

However, in cases where IP is created in the course of regular, non-academic employment and/or directly commissioned (such as commissioned teaching support material development by non-academic members, or specifically commissioned research support, such as developing a figure or graphic for a publication), the University shall own the relevant IP.

When IP is commercialized and specialized University resources have been used, the creators will retain ownership, however the University will share in any revenue generated from the commercialized IP.

For more information, please see MRU's Intellectual Property Policy (POL 587).