IP Policy

Academic and Research Institutions are concerned with successfully managing projects and research initiatives and the protection of their IP Rights which will benefit all stake holders. Bharathiar University is one among the potent universities of India which holds the ability to establish the link between the Government and inventive minds of University. The University would hold the sole right to protect the inventions by the faculties and young researchers for their future novel ventures.

Bharathiar University provides for patents as follows:

  • Patents: - It shall be competent for the Syndicate to take out patents in respect of any discovery or invention made by the teachers or research students working in the University.

  • Right to be in joint name: -The patent shall be taken in the joint names of the University and the person responsible for the discovery or invention.

  • Expenses of registration: -The expenses in connection with the registration of patents shall be borne by the University.

  • Sharing of profits-Any profit accruing from the patent shall be shared equally between the University and the person responsible for the invention or discovery.

  • Exploitation of patents: -The person responsible for the invention or discovery shall render free service to the University in connection with the exploitation of the patent. The terms on which patents may be offered for exploitation shall be determined solely by the Syndicate.

Bharathiar University is obliged to:

  • Promote and encourage application oriented scientific research;

  • Make reach of inventions to the common man through under university supervision.

  • Encourage, assist and provide mutually beneficial rewards to the University and inventory member.

  • University to secure sponsored research funding at all levels of research

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights shall include Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and other species such as computer software or printed material, any new and useful process, machine, composition of matter, life form, article of manufacture, software, copyrighted work, such things as new or improved devices, circuits, chemical compounds, drugs, genetically engineered biological organisms, data sets, software, musical processes, or unique and innovative uses of existing inventions. For the purposes of these Ordinances Intellectual Property may or may not be patentable or copyrightable.

Ownership of Intellectual Property

  • IP shall be owned by the University if created as a result of University research or created by substantial use of University facilities or resources

  • The Creator at his option may retain ownership when the IP developed without use of University resources.

  • The University faculty and students may publish their research outputs provided that are not copyrightable/patentable intellectual property.

Intellectual Property Rights can be from

  • Assignments undertaken by the University from external agencies or self made projects

  • Individual or a team of researchers

The University Shall

  • Educate faculty members, staff and others regarding University's intellectual property.

  • Provide legal support

  • Report applicable laws and regulations in a timely manner.

The Creator Shall

  • Disclose the invention in a thorough manner.

  • Provide assistance throughout the period of Intellectual property rights procedures

The IPC shall consist of

  • A Professor In-charge appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the head of IPC.

  • One Intellectual Property Attorney from patent office Chennai suggested by the University.

  • Technical supporting staff from private agency

  • The Dean, Faculty of research

  • Upto three other Professors to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.

  • The meeting of the IPC shall be convened by the IPC head from time to time.

  • The University shall provide adequate support and secretarial staff

Revenue Share

When the Individual researcher or a team of researchers is the Creator and has used substantial University resources, the Revenue shall be shared amongst the individual researcher/, team of researchers and the University 60% and 40% respectively.