Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the Implementation Officer and relevant enquiries contact and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Intellectual Property policy

Status Current
Effective Date 1st January 2021
Review Date 1st January 2026
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor
Approval Date 18th December 2020
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Implementation Officer Ben Spincer
Executive Director, Deakin Research Innovations
+61 3 522 72214
Responsible Executive Julie Owens
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
+61 3 522 73486
Enquiries Contact Deakin Research Commercial
+61 3 52271098

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The new Deakin University Statute and University Regulations (University legislation) came into effect on 1 January 2021. Concurrently the existing University statutes and regulations were revoked, including Statute 9.1- Intellectual Property and Regulation 9.1(1) - Intellectual Property. This new Intellectual Property policy has been drafted to: • incorporate relevant provisions from Statute 9.1 - Intellectual Property and Regulation 9.1(1) and the previous Intellectual Property policy suite • align with the new Deakin University Statute and Regulations • align with the new Commercial Activities and Entities policy suite (approved by Council on 10 December 2020) • retain the University’s existing approach and principles regarding intellectual property ownership whilst introducing useful clarifications, additions and updates; • encompass input arising from consultation.


The Intellectual Property (Staff) policy, Intellectual Property (Student) policy and Intellectual Property procedure have been revoked and relevant content subsumed into this Intellectual Property policy.



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