Statute 7.1 – Intellectual property
1. For the purposes of this Statute and any Regulations made under it “intellectual property”, means confidential information or any rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic fields, including but not limited to rights under the Patents Act, Copyright Act, Design Act, Trade Marks Act, Plant Varieties Act, Circuit Layout Act and rights under any convention to which Australia is a party and under the Common Law.
2(a). Any intellectual property created by a member of staff in the course of their duties will be the property of the University which may require a member of staff formally to assign to the University their interest in any such intellectual property;
(b) Any intellectual property created by a student in the course of their studies at the University will be the property of the student provided that where a student is to be involved in a project or specific commission in respect of which the University has provided funds, equipment, facilities or supervision the University may require the student, before commencing the same, formally to assign to the University their interest in any intellectual property which they may create as a result of such involvement.
3. There will be such Intellectual Property Committees as the Council may establish.
4. The Council may make Regulations for or with respect to:
(a) the membership and terms of reference of Intellectual Property Committees;
(b) the administration, application and development of intellectual property;
(c) the conditions under which the University may, through the Vice-Chancellor with the advice of the relevant Intellectual Property Committee, relinquish its right to any intellectual property;
(d) the sharing with the member of staff or student as the case may be of any income received by the University from intellectual property; and
(e) providing for any other matter or thing for which it is necessary or expedient to prescribe or provide for the purposes of this Statute.
5. Regulations made pursuant to this Statute will come into effect when displayed on the university’s Statutes and Regulations web site.