Intellectual property is defined as any result of intellectual or artistic activity that can be owned by a person. Specifically, this includes inventions, publications, computer software, works of art, industrial and artistic designs, as well as other creations that can be protected under patent, copyright, or trademark laws.
Members of the University include members of faculty, staff and student body, while employed by, affiliated with, or registered at Queen's University.
With respect to intellectual property, graduate students are governed by the policies outlined in the Senate document on intellectual property. This document can be viewed at:
Graduate students are encouraged to refer to sections 4.4 and 4.5 of the Roles and Responsibilities in Graduate Studies: A Guide for additional information. In addition, the staff at PARTEQ Research and Development Innovation, located on Queen's campus, are available to provide advice on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property.